Can I retire at age 56 with 749,000?

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 $749,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$61,852$61,301$60,763$60,239$59,726$58,544
2 years$30,620$30,049$29,497$28,961$28,441$27,255
3 years$20,210$19,638$19,086$18,556$18,044$16,892
4 years$15,007$14,436$13,890$13,368$12,869$11,759
5 years$11,885$11,318$10,779$10,268$9,783$8,717
6 years$9,805$9,242$8,711$8,211$7,741$6,722
7 years$8,320$7,761$7,239$6,751$6,295$5,323
8 years$7,206$6,653$6,139$5,663$5,223$4,296
9 years$6,341$5,792$5,288$4,824$4,398$3,518
10 years$5,649$5,106$4,610$4,158$3,748$2,912
11 years$5,083$4,545$4,059$3,619$3,223$2,431
12 years$4,612$4,080$3,602$3,174$2,793$2,044
13 years$4,213$3,687$3,218$2,802$2,436$1,728
14 years$3,872$3,351$2,891$2,488$2,135$1,467
15 years$3,577$3,061$2,611$2,219$1,880$1,251
16 years$3,318$2,809$2,367$1,986$1,661$1,070
17 years$3,091$2,587$2,154$1,785$1,473$917
18 years$2,889$2,390$1,966$1,608$1,310$788
19 years$2,708$2,215$1,800$1,453$1,167$679
20 years$2,546$2,059$1,652$1,316$1,043$585
21 years$2,399$1,917$1,519$1,195$933$505
22 years$2,266$1,790$1,400$1,086$836$437
23 years$2,144$1,674$1,293$989$751$378
24 years$2,033$1,568$1,196$902$675$328
25 years$1,931$1,472$1,108$824$607$284
26 years$1,837$1,383$1,027$753$547$246
27 years$1,750$1,302$954$690$493$214
28 years$1,669$1,227$887$632$445$186
29 years$1,594$1,157$825$579$402$161
30 years$1,525$1,093$769$532$363$140
31 years$1,459$1,033$717$488$328$122
32 years$1,399$978$669$449$297$106
33 years$1,341$926$624$413$269$92
34 years$1,288$878$583$380$243$80
35 years$1,237$832$545$350$220$70
36 years$1,190$790$510$322$200$61
37 years$1,145$750$477$297$181$53
38 years$1,102$713$447$273$164$46
39 years$1,062$678$419$252$149$40
40 years$1,024$645$393$233$135$35
41 years$988$614$368$215$122$30
42 years$954$585$345$198$111$26
43 years$921$557$324$183$101$23
44 years$890$531$304$169$92$20
45 years$860$506$286$156$83$17
46 years$832$483$268$144$75$15
47 years$805$461$252$133$68$13
48 years$779$440$237$123$62$12
49 years$755$420$223$114$56$10
50 years$731$402$209$105$51$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $749,000, adding $6,102 every year, while hoping to spend $49,852 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: 63/29/8 Blend
55$749,000$749,000$749,000$749,000
56$831,692$791,995$780,386$882,355
57$863,483$777,761$753,486$902,687
58$896,845$761,158$724,015$918,497
59$931,887$742,018$691,833$934,482
60$968,725$720,163$656,796$950,656
61$1,007,487$695,403$618,750$967,038
62$1,048,311$667,539$577,539$983,650
63$1,091,348$636,357$532,996$1,000,519
64$1,136,763$601,636$484,948$1,017,676
65$1,184,734$563,137$433,215$1,035,160
66$1,235,456$520,610$377,608$1,053,014
67$1,289,144$473,791$317,928$1,071,289
68$1,346,029$422,399$253,971$1,090,045
69$1,406,366$366,139$185,522$1,109,351
70$1,470,433$304,698$112,355$1,129,287
71$1,538,535$237,746$34,236$1,149,944
72$1,611,004$164,934$0$1,171,427
73$1,688,205$85,894$0$1,198,049
74$1,770,535$236$0$1,229,146
75$1,858,432$0$0$1,261,969
76$1,952,375$0$0$1,326,222
77$2,052,888$0$0$1,395,083
78$2,160,546$0$0$1,468,876
79$2,275,981$0$0$1,548,038
80$2,399,885$0$0$1,633,049
81$2,533,017$0$0$1,724,435
82$2,676,212$0$0$1,822,774
83$2,830,384$0$0$1,928,700
84$2,996,540$0$0$2,042,911
85$3,175,783$0$0$2,166,172
86$3,369,328$0$0$2,299,325
87$3,578,506$0$0$2,443,294
88$3,804,785$0$0$2,599,095
89$4,049,774$0$0$2,767,845
90$4,315,245$0$0$2,950,773
91$4,603,143$0$0$3,149,228
92$4,915,612$0$0$3,364,695
93$5,255,005$0$0$3,598,810
94$5,623,913$0$0$3,853,368
95$6,025,186$0$0$4,130,346
96$6,461,959$0$0$4,431,921
97$6,937,683$0$0$4,760,484
98$7,456,153$0$0$5,118,671
99$8,021,549$0$0$5,509,381
100$8,638,468$0$0$5,935,804