Can I retire at age 56 with 689,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $689,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.1%
1 years$56,897$56,390$55,896$55,413$54,942$52,929
2 years$28,167$27,642$27,134$26,641$26,163$24,158
3 years$18,591$18,065$17,557$17,069$16,599$14,664
4 years$13,805$13,279$12,777$12,297$11,838$9,989
5 years$10,933$10,411$9,916$9,446$8,999$7,240
6 years$9,020$8,501$8,013$7,554$7,121$5,452
7 years$7,653$7,140$6,659$6,210$5,791$4,214
8 years$6,629$6,120$5,647$5,210$4,804$3,316
9 years$5,833$5,328$4,864$4,437$4,046$2,645
10 years$5,196$4,697$4,241$3,825$3,447$2,132
11 years$4,676$4,181$3,733$3,329$2,965$1,731
12 years$4,242$3,753$3,313$2,920$2,569$1,415
13 years$3,876$3,392$2,960$2,578$2,240$1,162
14 years$3,562$3,083$2,660$2,288$1,964$958
15 years$3,290$2,816$2,401$2,041$1,729$792
16 years$3,053$2,584$2,177$1,827$1,528$657
17 years$2,843$2,380$1,981$1,642$1,355$546
18 years$2,657$2,199$1,809$1,480$1,205$454
19 years$2,491$2,038$1,656$1,337$1,074$379
20 years$2,342$1,894$1,519$1,211$959$316
21 years$2,207$1,764$1,398$1,099$858$264
22 years$2,084$1,647$1,288$999$769$221
23 years$1,973$1,540$1,189$910$691$185
24 years$1,870$1,443$1,100$830$621$155
25 years$1,776$1,354$1,019$758$559$130
26 years$1,690$1,273$945$693$503$109
27 years$1,610$1,198$877$634$454$91
28 years$1,536$1,129$816$581$409$76
29 years$1,467$1,065$759$533$370$64
30 years$1,403$1,005$707$489$334$54
31 years$1,343$950$659$449$302$45
32 years$1,286$899$615$413$273$38
33 years$1,234$852$574$380$247$32
34 years$1,185$807$537$349$224$27
35 years$1,138$766$502$322$203$22
36 years$1,094$727$469$296$184$19
37 years$1,053$690$439$273$166$16
38 years$1,014$656$411$252$151$13
39 years$977$624$385$232$137$11
40 years$942$593$361$214$124$9
41 years$909$565$339$197$113$8
42 years$877$538$318$182$102$7
43 years$847$513$298$168$93$6
44 years$819$489$280$155$84$5
45 years$791$466$263$143$76$4
46 years$765$444$247$132$69$3
47 years$741$424$232$122$63$3
48 years$717$405$218$113$57$2
49 years$694$387$205$104$52$2
50 years$673$369$193$97$47$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $689,000, adding $2,249 every year, while hoping to spend $58,758 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: 34/50/16 Blend
55$689,000$689,000$689,000$689,000
56$761,598$725,081$714,401$783,644
57$776,763$698,092$675,816$772,974
58$791,505$667,811$633,968$755,823
59$805,720$634,015$588,687$736,066
60$819,289$596,468$539,794$713,507
61$832,081$554,919$487,102$687,934
62$843,949$509,105$430,415$659,122
63$854,727$458,747$369,530$626,828
64$864,233$403,549$304,232$590,793
65$872,261$343,199$234,301$550,742
66$878,585$277,369$159,502$506,377
67$882,950$205,709$79,595$457,382
68$885,074$127,853$0$403,416
69$884,646$43,412$0$345,084
70$881,316$0$0$295,590
71$874,700$0$0$267,383
72$864,369$0$0$261,611
73$849,848$0$0$254,209
74$830,612$0$0$244,979
75$806,076$0$0$233,700
76$775,597$0$0$220,128
77$738,459$0$0$203,993
78$693,870$0$0$184,997
79$640,957$0$0$162,809
80$578,750$0$0$137,065
81$506,179$0$0$107,361
82$422,060$0$0$73,251
83$325,086$0$0$34,243
84$213,808$0$0$0
85$86,631$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