Can I retire at age 56 with 710,000?

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 $710,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$58,631$58,109$57,599$57,102$56,616$55,840
2 years$29,025$28,485$27,961$27,453$26,960$26,179
3 years$19,158$18,615$18,093$17,589$17,105$16,343
4 years$14,225$13,684$13,167$12,672$12,199$11,463
5 years$11,266$10,728$10,218$9,733$9,274$8,566
6 years$9,295$8,761$8,258$7,784$7,338$6,659
7 years$7,887$7,357$6,862$6,400$5,968$5,317
8 years$6,831$6,306$5,820$5,368$4,951$4,329
9 years$6,011$5,491$5,012$4,573$4,169$3,576
10 years$5,355$4,840$4,370$3,942$3,552$2,988
11 years$4,818$4,309$3,847$3,430$3,055$2,518
12 years$4,372$3,867$3,414$3,009$2,648$2,137
13 years$3,994$3,495$3,050$2,656$2,309$1,825
14 years$3,670$3,177$2,741$2,358$2,024$1,565
15 years$3,390$2,902$2,475$2,103$1,782$1,348
16 years$3,146$2,663$2,244$1,883$1,575$1,165
17 years$2,930$2,452$2,042$1,692$1,396$1,010
18 years$2,738$2,266$1,864$1,525$1,242$877
19 years$2,567$2,100$1,706$1,378$1,107$764
20 years$2,413$1,951$1,566$1,248$989$666
21 years$2,274$1,818$1,440$1,132$885$582
22 years$2,148$1,697$1,327$1,030$793$509
23 years$2,033$1,587$1,226$938$712$445
24 years$1,927$1,487$1,133$855$640$390
25 years$1,830$1,395$1,050$781$576$342
26 years$1,741$1,311$974$714$519$301
27 years$1,659$1,234$904$654$468$264
28 years$1,582$1,163$841$599$422$232
29 years$1,511$1,097$782$549$381$204
30 years$1,445$1,036$729$504$344$180
31 years$1,383$979$679$463$311$158
32 years$1,326$927$634$425$281$139
33 years$1,272$878$592$391$255$123
34 years$1,221$832$553$360$231$108
35 years$1,173$789$517$331$209$95
36 years$1,128$749$484$305$189$84
37 years$1,085$711$453$281$172$74
38 years$1,045$676$424$259$156$65
39 years$1,007$643$397$239$141$57
40 years$971$612$372$220$128$51
41 years$936$582$349$203$116$45
42 years$904$554$327$188$105$39
43 years$873$528$307$173$96$35
44 years$844$503$288$160$87$31
45 years$816$480$271$148$79$27
46 years$789$458$254$136$72$24
47 years$763$437$239$126$65$21
48 years$739$417$225$117$59$19
49 years$716$398$211$108$54$16
50 years$693$381$198$100$49$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $710,000, adding $3,693 every year, while hoping to spend $50,921 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: 72/20/8 Blend
55$710,000$710,000$710,000$710,000
56$786,229$748,599$737,594$841,539
57$812,245$731,101$708,124$861,056
58$839,208$711,039$675,960$875,727
59$867,161$688,233$640,958$890,379
60$896,148$662,494$602,968$904,994
61$926,220$633,621$561,832$919,556
62$957,427$601,401$517,385$934,048
63$989,824$565,609$469,457$948,452
64$1,023,470$526,007$417,868$962,751
65$1,058,427$482,345$362,430$976,926
66$1,094,762$434,356$302,947$990,958
67$1,132,548$381,759$239,216$1,004,828
68$1,171,860$324,258$171,022$1,018,518
69$1,212,782$261,539$98,143$1,032,009
70$1,255,402$193,270$20,347$1,045,283
71$1,299,815$119,102$0$1,058,322
72$1,346,123$38,665$0$1,076,459
73$1,394,437$0$0$1,096,530
74$1,444,876$0$0$1,127,462
75$1,497,569$0$0$1,168,673
76$1,552,653$0$0$1,211,763
77$1,610,280$0$0$1,256,850
78$1,670,610$0$0$1,304,064
79$1,733,822$0$0$1,353,542
80$1,800,104$0$0$1,405,436
81$1,869,664$0$0$1,459,908
82$1,942,727$0$0$1,517,137
83$2,019,536$0$0$1,577,315
84$2,100,357$0$0$1,640,652
85$2,185,480$0$0$1,707,377
86$2,275,217$0$0$1,777,739
87$2,369,913$0$0$1,852,007
88$2,469,940$0$0$1,930,479
89$2,575,707$0$0$2,013,476
90$2,687,657$0$0$2,101,351
91$2,806,277$0$0$2,194,488
92$2,932,097$0$0$2,293,307
93$3,065,698$0$0$2,398,267
94$3,207,714$0$0$2,509,872
95$3,358,838$0$0$2,628,669
96$3,519,832$0$0$2,755,262
97$3,691,525$0$0$2,890,309
98$3,874,831$0$0$3,034,533
99$4,070,748$0$0$3,188,723
100$4,280,369$0$0$3,353,748