Can I retire at age 56 with 941,000?

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 $941,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$77,707$77,015$76,339$75,680$75,037$73,612
2 years$38,469$37,752$37,058$36,385$35,732$34,302
3 years$25,391$24,672$23,979$23,312$22,670$21,279
4 years$18,854$18,136$17,451$16,795$16,168$14,828
5 years$14,932$14,219$13,542$12,900$12,291$11,005
6 years$12,319$11,611$10,944$10,316$9,725$8,495
7 years$10,453$9,751$9,095$8,482$7,909$6,734
8 years$9,054$8,358$7,713$7,115$6,562$5,442
9 years$7,966$7,277$6,643$6,060$5,526$4,461
10 years$7,097$6,415$5,792$5,224$4,708$3,697
11 years$6,386$5,711$5,099$4,547$4,049$3,091
12 years$5,794$5,125$4,525$3,988$3,509$2,602
13 years$5,293$4,632$4,043$3,521$3,060$2,202
14 years$4,865$4,210$3,633$3,125$2,682$1,873
15 years$4,493$3,846$3,280$2,787$2,362$1,599
16 years$4,169$3,529$2,974$2,496$2,087$1,369
17 years$3,883$3,250$2,706$2,242$1,851$1,176
18 years$3,629$3,003$2,470$2,021$1,646$1,012
19 years$3,402$2,783$2,261$1,826$1,467$872
20 years$3,198$2,586$2,075$1,654$1,310$753
21 years$3,014$2,409$1,909$1,501$1,172$652
22 years$2,847$2,249$1,759$1,365$1,051$564
23 years$2,694$2,103$1,624$1,243$943$489
24 years$2,554$1,971$1,502$1,134$848$424
25 years$2,426$1,849$1,391$1,035$763$368
26 years$2,308$1,738$1,290$947$687$320
27 years$2,199$1,636$1,198$866$620$278
28 years$2,097$1,541$1,114$794$559$242
29 years$2,003$1,454$1,037$728$505$211
30 years$1,915$1,373$966$668$456$183
31 years$1,834$1,298$900$614$412$160
32 years$1,757$1,228$840$564$373$139
33 years$1,685$1,163$784$519$338$121
34 years$1,618$1,102$733$477$306$106
35 years$1,554$1,046$685$439$277$92
36 years$1,495$992$641$404$251$80
37 years$1,438$943$600$373$227$70
38 years$1,385$896$562$344$206$61
39 years$1,334$852$526$317$187$53
40 years$1,286$810$493$292$170$46
41 years$1,241$771$463$270$154$40
42 years$1,198$735$434$249$140$35
43 years$1,157$700$407$230$127$31
44 years$1,118$667$382$212$115$27
45 years$1,081$636$359$196$104$23
46 years$1,045$607$337$181$95$20
47 years$1,012$579$317$167$86$18
48 years$979$553$298$154$78$16
49 years$948$528$280$143$71$14
50 years$919$504$263$132$64$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $941,000, adding $3,106 every year, while hoping to spend $50,262 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: 57/28/15 Blend
55$941,000$941,000$941,000$941,000
56$1,040,186$990,313$975,727$1,095,273
57$1,092,806$985,360$954,936$1,128,006
58$1,149,110$978,479$931,763$1,157,889
59$1,209,418$969,524$906,077$1,189,292
60$1,274,086$958,338$877,737$1,222,371
61$1,343,501$944,755$846,600$1,257,299
62$1,418,089$928,599$812,512$1,294,268
63$1,498,318$909,684$775,315$1,333,492
64$1,584,702$887,814$734,843$1,375,211
65$1,677,803$862,779$690,922$1,419,691
66$1,778,242$834,358$643,371$1,467,227
67$1,886,699$802,317$592,000$1,518,149
68$2,003,921$766,410$536,611$1,572,824
69$2,130,730$726,373$476,997$1,631,659
70$2,268,030$681,931$412,942$1,695,107
71$2,416,814$632,790$344,219$1,763,670
72$2,578,172$578,640$270,594$1,837,907
73$2,753,307$519,155$191,821$1,918,439
74$2,943,539$453,988$107,641$2,005,953
75$3,150,320$382,773$17,787$2,101,213
76$3,375,249$305,126$0$2,205,067
77$3,620,084$220,636$0$2,330,955
78$3,886,760$128,875$0$2,471,267
79$4,177,406$29,386$0$2,624,359
80$4,494,364$0$0$2,791,561
81$4,840,215$0$0$2,998,471
82$5,217,796$0$0$3,234,326
83$5,630,233$0$0$3,492,034
84$6,080,966$0$0$3,773,754
85$6,573,781$0$0$4,081,864
86$7,112,849$0$0$4,418,981
87$7,702,761$0$0$4,787,989
88$8,348,573$0$0$5,192,060
89$9,055,851$0$0$5,634,692
90$9,830,727$0$0$6,119,733
91$10,679,953$0$0$6,651,422
92$11,610,965$0$0$7,234,430
93$12,631,951$0$0$7,873,897
94$13,751,934$0$0$8,575,490
95$14,980,847$0$0$9,345,446
96$16,329,636$0$0$10,190,638
97$17,810,354$0$0$11,118,637
98$19,436,281$0$0$12,137,781
99$21,222,045$0$0$13,257,257
100$23,183,759$0$0$14,487,183