Can I retire at age 56 with 359,000?

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 $359,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$29,646$29,382$29,124$28,873$28,627$28,364
2 years$14,676$14,403$14,138$13,881$13,632$13,366
3 years$9,687$9,412$9,148$8,894$8,649$8,389
4 years$7,193$6,919$6,658$6,407$6,168$5,917
5 years$5,697$5,425$5,167$4,922$4,689$4,447
6 years$4,700$4,430$4,175$3,936$3,710$3,478
7 years$3,988$3,720$3,470$3,236$3,017$2,794
8 years$3,454$3,189$2,943$2,714$2,503$2,289
9 years$3,039$2,776$2,534$2,312$2,108$1,903
10 years$2,707$2,447$2,210$1,993$1,796$1,601
11 years$2,436$2,179$1,945$1,735$1,545$1,358
12 years$2,210$1,955$1,726$1,521$1,339$1,161
13 years$2,019$1,767$1,542$1,343$1,167$998
14 years$1,856$1,606$1,386$1,192$1,023$863
15 years$1,714$1,467$1,251$1,063$901$749
16 years$1,591$1,346$1,134$952$796$652
17 years$1,481$1,240$1,032$855$706$569
18 years$1,385$1,146$942$771$628$499
19 years$1,298$1,062$863$697$560$437
20 years$1,220$987$792$631$500$385
21 years$1,150$919$728$573$447$339
22 years$1,086$858$671$521$401$299
23 years$1,028$802$620$474$360$264
24 years$974$752$573$432$323$233
25 years$926$706$531$395$291$206
26 years$880$663$492$361$262$183
27 years$839$624$457$331$236$162
28 years$800$588$425$303$213$144
29 years$764$555$395$278$193$127
30 years$731$524$368$255$174$113
31 years$700$495$343$234$157$100
32 years$670$469$320$215$142$89
33 years$643$444$299$198$129$79
34 years$617$421$280$182$117$70
35 years$593$399$261$168$106$63
36 years$570$379$244$154$96$56
37 years$549$360$229$142$87$50
38 years$528$342$214$131$79$44
39 years$509$325$201$121$71$39
40 years$491$309$188$111$65$35
41 years$474$294$176$103$59$31
42 years$457$280$166$95$53$28
43 years$441$267$155$88$48$25
44 years$427$255$146$81$44$22
45 years$412$243$137$75$40$20
46 years$399$232$129$69$36$17
47 years$386$221$121$64$33$16
48 years$374$211$114$59$30$14
49 years$362$201$107$54$27$12
50 years$351$192$100$50$25$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $359,000, adding $6,835 every year, while hoping to spend $29,363 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: 55/30/15 Blend
55$359,000$359,000$359,000$359,000
56$402,668$383,641$378,077$422,866
57$412,498$371,198$359,500$424,932
58$422,347$357,160$339,318$423,429
59$432,185$341,420$317,443$421,125
60$441,980$323,861$293,789$417,948
61$451,693$304,362$268,263$413,823
62$461,284$282,793$240,767$408,670
63$470,703$259,018$211,201$402,401
64$479,897$232,893$179,459$394,921
65$488,807$204,265$145,431$386,130
66$497,364$172,973$109,002$375,917
67$505,493$138,846$70,052$364,164
68$513,109$101,706$28,454$350,746
69$520,118$61,361$0$335,523
70$526,414$17,611$0$320,899
71$531,879$0$0$309,189
72$536,383$0$0$305,506
73$539,779$0$0$306,947
74$541,904$0$0$307,598
75$542,580$0$0$307,351
76$541,604$0$0$306,082
77$538,754$0$0$303,656
78$533,784$0$0$299,923
79$526,420$0$0$294,716
80$516,357$0$0$287,850
81$503,260$0$0$279,121
82$486,755$0$0$268,301
83$466,430$0$0$255,140
84$441,827$0$0$239,360
85$412,441$0$0$220,654
86$377,713$0$0$198,681
87$337,023$0$0$173,066
88$289,687$0$0$143,393
89$234,950$0$0$109,203
90$171,974$0$0$69,987
91$99,836$0$0$25,186
92$17,515$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