Can I retire at age 56 with 590,000?

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 $590,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$48,722$48,288$47,864$47,451$47,047$46,211
2 years$24,120$23,670$23,235$22,813$22,404$21,564
3 years$15,920$15,469$15,035$14,616$14,214$13,397
4 years$11,821$11,371$10,941$10,530$10,137$9,349
5 years$9,362$8,915$8,491$8,088$7,706$6,950
6 years$7,724$7,280$6,862$6,468$6,098$5,373
7 years$6,554$6,114$5,702$5,318$4,959$4,267
8 years$5,677$5,241$4,836$4,461$4,114$3,454
9 years$4,995$4,563$4,165$3,800$3,465$2,836
10 years$4,450$4,022$3,631$3,276$2,952$2,355
11 years$4,004$3,580$3,197$2,851$2,539$1,972
12 years$3,633$3,214$2,837$2,500$2,200$1,664
13 years$3,319$2,904$2,535$2,208$1,919$1,411
14 years$3,050$2,640$2,278$1,960$1,682$1,202
15 years$2,817$2,412$2,056$1,748$1,481$1,029
16 years$2,614$2,213$1,864$1,565$1,309$883
17 years$2,435$2,038$1,697$1,406$1,160$760
18 years$2,275$1,883$1,549$1,267$1,032$655
19 years$2,133$1,745$1,418$1,145$920$566
20 years$2,005$1,622$1,301$1,037$821$490
21 years$1,890$1,510$1,197$941$735$425
22 years$1,785$1,410$1,103$856$659$369
23 years$1,689$1,319$1,018$779$591$320
24 years$1,602$1,236$942$711$532$279
25 years$1,521$1,159$872$649$478$242
26 years$1,447$1,090$809$593$431$211
27 years$1,378$1,026$751$543$389$184
28 years$1,315$966$698$498$351$160
29 years$1,256$912$650$456$317$140
30 years$1,201$861$605$419$286$122
31 years$1,150$814$564$385$259$107
32 years$1,102$770$527$354$234$93
33 years$1,057$729$492$325$212$81
34 years$1,014$691$459$299$192$71
35 years$975$656$430$275$174$62
36 years$937$622$402$254$157$54
37 years$902$591$376$234$143$47
38 years$868$562$352$215$129$41
39 years$837$534$330$199$117$36
40 years$807$508$309$183$106$32
41 years$778$484$290$169$96$28
42 years$751$461$272$156$88$24
43 years$725$439$255$144$79$21
44 years$701$418$240$133$72$19
45 years$678$399$225$123$65$16
46 years$655$381$211$113$59$14
47 years$634$363$199$105$54$12
48 years$614$347$187$97$49$11
49 years$595$331$175$89$45$9
50 years$576$316$165$83$40$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $590,000, adding $3,589 every year, while hoping to spend $40,534 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: 65/21/14 Blend
55$590,000$590,000$590,000$590,000
56$653,882$622,612$613,467$693,993
57$677,450$609,992$590,890$708,634
58$702,064$595,395$566,199$719,587
59$727,786$578,682$539,279$730,549
60$754,688$559,704$510,011$741,521
61$782,841$538,306$478,273$752,502
62$812,329$514,321$443,933$763,497
63$843,238$487,574$406,856$774,509
64$875,664$457,880$366,901$785,546
65$909,708$425,043$323,919$796,617
66$945,485$388,856$277,756$807,735
67$983,114$349,100$228,251$818,914
68$1,022,730$305,544$175,235$830,175
69$1,064,475$257,942$118,532$841,542
70$1,108,507$206,037$57,959$853,044
71$1,154,997$149,556$0$864,715
72$1,204,132$88,209$0$877,597
73$1,256,116$21,694$0$900,043
74$1,311,170$0$0$923,475
75$1,369,539$0$0$959,618
76$1,431,487$0$0$1,003,318
77$1,497,304$0$0$1,049,768
78$1,567,309$0$0$1,099,196
79$1,641,848$0$0$1,151,849
80$1,721,303$0$0$1,208,000
81$1,806,090$0$0$1,267,946
82$1,896,665$0$0$1,332,014
83$1,993,529$0$0$1,400,561
84$2,097,231$0$0$1,473,979
85$2,208,371$0$0$1,552,699
86$2,327,611$0$0$1,637,191
87$2,455,673$0$0$1,727,975
88$2,593,353$0$0$1,825,618
89$2,741,523$0$0$1,930,744
90$2,901,141$0$0$2,044,039
91$3,073,260$0$0$2,166,255
92$3,259,036$0$0$2,298,220
93$3,459,738$0$0$2,440,841
94$3,676,762$0$0$2,595,119
95$3,911,643$0$0$2,762,150
96$4,166,068$0$0$2,943,142
97$4,441,890$0$0$3,139,421
98$4,741,148$0$0$3,352,447
99$5,066,086$0$0$3,583,826
100$5,419,170$0$0$3,835,322