Can I retire at age 56 with 752,000?

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:
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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 $752,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$62,099$61,546$61,007$60,480$59,966$59,167
2 years$30,742$30,170$29,615$29,077$28,555$27,752
3 years$20,291$19,716$19,163$18,630$18,116$17,334
4 years$15,067$14,494$13,946$13,422$12,921$12,164
5 years$11,933$11,363$10,822$10,309$9,822$9,094
6 years$9,844$9,279$8,746$8,244$7,772$7,073
7 years$8,353$7,792$7,268$6,778$6,321$5,652
8 years$7,235$6,679$6,164$5,686$5,244$4,604
9 years$6,366$5,816$5,309$4,843$4,416$3,806
10 years$5,671$5,126$4,628$4,175$3,763$3,181
11 years$5,103$4,564$4,075$3,633$3,236$2,683
12 years$4,630$4,096$3,616$3,187$2,804$2,279
13 years$4,230$3,702$3,231$2,814$2,445$1,947
14 years$3,888$3,365$2,903$2,498$2,144$1,671
15 years$3,591$3,074$2,621$2,227$1,887$1,440
16 years$3,332$2,820$2,376$1,994$1,668$1,246
17 years$3,103$2,597$2,162$1,792$1,479$1,080
18 years$2,900$2,400$1,974$1,615$1,315$939
19 years$2,719$2,224$1,807$1,459$1,172$818
20 years$2,556$2,067$1,658$1,322$1,047$714
21 years$2,409$1,925$1,525$1,199$937$624
22 years$2,275$1,797$1,406$1,091$840$546
23 years$2,153$1,681$1,298$993$754$479
24 years$2,041$1,575$1,201$906$678$420
25 years$1,939$1,478$1,112$827$610$369
26 years$1,844$1,389$1,031$756$549$324
27 years$1,757$1,307$958$692$495$285
28 years$1,676$1,232$890$634$447$250
29 years$1,601$1,162$828$582$403$220
30 years$1,531$1,097$772$534$365$194
31 years$1,465$1,037$719$490$330$171
32 years$1,404$982$671$451$298$151
33 years$1,347$930$627$414$270$133
34 years$1,293$881$586$381$244$117
35 years$1,242$836$547$351$221$103
36 years$1,194$793$512$323$200$91
37 years$1,149$753$479$298$182$80
38 years$1,107$716$449$275$165$71
39 years$1,066$681$421$253$149$63
40 years$1,028$648$394$233$135$55
41 years$992$617$370$215$123$49
42 years$957$587$347$199$112$43
43 years$925$559$325$184$101$38
44 years$893$533$305$169$92$34
45 years$864$509$287$156$83$30
46 years$835$485$269$145$76$26
47 years$808$463$253$134$69$23
48 years$783$442$238$123$62$20
49 years$758$422$224$114$57$18
50 years$734$403$210$105$52$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $752,000, adding $5,991 every year, while hoping to spend $38,076 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: 83/8/9 Blend
55$752,000$752,000$752,000$752,000
56$834,884$795,028$783,372$902,653
57$879,529$793,472$769,102$946,307
58$927,453$790,563$753,078$988,523
59$978,948$786,195$735,201$1,033,715
60$1,034,337$780,256$715,368$1,082,159
61$1,093,976$772,625$693,469$1,134,159
62$1,158,254$763,176$669,392$1,190,051
63$1,227,597$751,773$643,018$1,250,203
64$1,302,477$738,274$614,224$1,315,022
65$1,383,408$722,529$582,880$1,384,955
66$1,470,959$704,376$548,849$1,460,496
67$1,565,754$683,647$511,992$1,542,187
68$1,668,477$660,162$472,160$1,630,627
69$1,779,883$633,731$429,199$1,726,476
70$1,900,800$604,153$382,947$1,830,460
71$2,032,142$571,217$333,235$1,943,380
72$2,174,910$534,696$279,888$2,066,118
73$2,330,209$494,354$222,722$2,199,646
74$2,499,252$449,939$161,545$2,345,038
75$2,683,375$401,186$96,157$2,503,472
76$2,884,049$347,813$26,347$2,676,252
77$3,102,890$289,525$0$2,864,812
78$3,341,681$226,007$0$3,075,358
79$3,602,381$156,930$0$3,308,009
80$3,887,147$81,943$0$3,562,177
81$4,198,355$678$0$3,840,004
82$4,538,621$0$0$4,143,847
83$4,910,822$0$0$4,483,989
84$5,318,129$0$0$4,856,292
85$5,764,034$0$0$5,263,892
86$6,252,379$0$0$5,710,303
87$6,787,399$0$0$6,199,396
88$7,373,755$0$0$6,735,436
89$8,016,582$0$0$7,323,120
90$8,721,534$0$0$7,967,617
91$9,494,841$0$0$8,674,627
92$10,343,361$0$0$9,450,422
93$11,274,652$0$0$10,301,913
94$12,297,036$0$0$11,236,715
95$13,419,684$0$0$12,263,213
96$14,652,695$0$0$13,390,645
97$16,007,195$0$0$14,629,187
98$17,495,443$0$0$15,990,051
99$19,130,940$0$0$17,485,586
100$20,928,562$0$0$19,129,399