Can I retire at age 53 with 239,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $239,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$19,736$19,561$19,389$19,222$19,058$18,962
2 years$9,770$9,589$9,412$9,241$9,075$8,978
3 years$6,449$6,266$6,090$5,921$5,758$5,663
4 years$4,789$4,606$4,432$4,266$4,106$4,014
5 years$3,793$3,611$3,440$3,276$3,122$3,033
6 years$3,129$2,949$2,780$2,620$2,470$2,384
7 years$2,655$2,477$2,310$2,154$2,009$1,926
8 years$2,299$2,123$1,959$1,807$1,667$1,587
9 years$2,023$1,848$1,687$1,539$1,403$1,327
10 years$1,802$1,629$1,471$1,327$1,196$1,123
11 years$1,622$1,450$1,295$1,155$1,028$959
12 years$1,472$1,302$1,149$1,013$891$825
13 years$1,344$1,176$1,027$894$777$714
14 years$1,236$1,069$923$794$681$621
15 years$1,141$977$833$708$600$542
16 years$1,059$896$755$634$530$476
17 years$986$825$687$570$470$418
18 years$922$763$627$513$418$369
19 years$864$707$574$464$373$326
20 years$812$657$527$420$333$289
21 years$765$612$485$381$298$256
22 years$723$571$447$347$267$228
23 years$684$534$413$316$240$202
24 years$649$500$382$288$215$180
25 years$616$470$353$263$194$161
26 years$586$441$328$240$175$143
27 years$558$415$304$220$157$128
28 years$533$391$283$202$142$115
29 years$509$369$263$185$128$102
30 years$487$349$245$170$116$92
31 years$466$330$229$156$105$82
32 years$446$312$213$143$95$74
33 years$428$295$199$132$86$66
34 years$411$280$186$121$78$59
35 years$395$266$174$112$70$53
36 years$380$252$163$103$64$48
37 years$365$239$152$95$58$43
38 years$352$228$143$87$52$38
39 years$339$216$134$80$47$34
40 years$327$206$125$74$43$31
41 years$315$196$117$68$39$28
42 years$304$187$110$63$35$25
43 years$294$178$103$58$32$22
44 years$284$169$97$54$29$20
45 years$275$162$91$50$27$18
46 years$266$154$86$46$24$16
47 years$257$147$80$42$22$15
48 years$249$140$76$39$20$13
49 years$241$134$71$36$18$12
50 years$233$128$67$34$16$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $239,000, adding $6,656 every year, while hoping to spend $22,772 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 78/14/8 Blend
52$239,000$239,000$239,000$239,000
53$270,244$257,577$253,872$290,497
54$273,579$245,969$238,148$293,130
55$276,492$233,029$221,133$292,394
56$278,914$218,667$202,761$290,918
57$280,772$202,790$182,962$288,619
58$281,981$185,298$161,662$285,403
59$282,450$166,084$138,784$281,169
60$282,075$145,037$114,249$275,807
61$280,743$122,040$87,972$269,194
62$278,326$96,968$59,867$261,195
63$274,685$69,689$29,842$251,664
64$269,663$40,064$0$240,438
65$263,089$7,947$0$227,527
66$254,770$0$0$215,278
67$244,496$0$0$205,067
68$232,031$0$0$194,192
69$217,117$0$0$181,207
70$199,466$0$0$165,864
71$178,762$0$0$147,891
72$154,652$0$0$126,986
73$126,749$0$0$102,815
74$94,625$0$0$75,008
75$57,804$0$0$43,160
76$15,764$0$0$6,818
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0