Can I retire at age 56 with 944,000?

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:
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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 $944,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$77,955$77,260$76,583$75,922$75,276$73,816
2 years$38,591$37,873$37,176$36,501$35,846$34,381
3 years$25,472$24,750$24,055$23,386$22,742$21,318
4 years$18,914$18,194$17,506$16,849$16,220$14,848
5 years$14,980$14,264$13,586$12,941$12,330$11,013
6 years$12,358$11,648$10,979$10,349$9,756$8,497
7 years$10,486$9,782$9,124$8,509$7,934$6,732
8 years$9,082$8,385$7,738$7,138$6,582$5,437
9 years$7,992$7,301$6,664$6,080$5,543$4,454
10 years$7,119$6,435$5,810$5,241$4,723$3,689
11 years$6,406$5,729$5,115$4,561$4,062$3,082
12 years$5,812$5,142$4,540$4,001$3,520$2,593
13 years$5,310$4,647$4,056$3,532$3,070$2,193
14 years$4,880$4,224$3,644$3,135$2,691$1,864
15 years$4,508$3,858$3,290$2,796$2,369$1,590
16 years$4,182$3,540$2,983$2,504$2,094$1,361
17 years$3,895$3,260$2,714$2,250$1,857$1,168
18 years$3,641$3,013$2,478$2,027$1,651$1,004
19 years$3,413$2,792$2,268$1,832$1,471$865
20 years$3,208$2,595$2,082$1,659$1,314$747
21 years$3,023$2,417$1,915$1,506$1,176$645
22 years$2,856$2,256$1,765$1,369$1,054$558
23 years$2,703$2,110$1,630$1,247$946$484
24 years$2,562$1,977$1,507$1,137$851$419
25 years$2,434$1,855$1,396$1,039$765$364
26 years$2,315$1,744$1,295$950$689$316
27 years$2,206$1,641$1,202$869$622$274
28 years$2,104$1,546$1,118$796$561$238
29 years$2,010$1,459$1,040$730$506$207
30 years$1,922$1,378$969$670$458$180
31 years$1,839$1,302$903$616$414$157
32 years$1,763$1,232$843$566$374$136
33 years$1,691$1,167$787$520$339$119
34 years$1,623$1,106$735$479$307$103
35 years$1,559$1,049$687$441$278$90
36 years$1,499$996$643$406$252$78
37 years$1,443$946$602$374$228$68
38 years$1,389$899$564$345$207$59
39 years$1,339$855$528$318$188$52
40 years$1,291$813$495$293$170$45
41 years$1,245$774$464$270$154$39
42 years$1,202$737$435$250$140$34
43 years$1,161$702$408$230$127$30
44 years$1,122$669$383$213$115$26
45 years$1,084$638$360$196$105$23
46 years$1,049$609$338$181$95$20
47 years$1,015$581$318$168$86$17
48 years$982$555$298$155$78$15
49 years$951$530$281$143$71$13
50 years$922$506$264$132$65$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $944,000, adding $3,627 every year, while hoping to spend $37,109 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: 76/11/13 Blend
55$944,000$944,000$944,000$944,000
56$1,044,029$993,997$979,365$1,120,349
57$1,111,037$1,003,219$972,690$1,180,408
58$1,183,635$1,011,650$964,548$1,241,198
59$1,262,355$1,019,210$954,850$1,306,809
60$1,347,782$1,025,818$943,504$1,377,709
61$1,440,557$1,031,384$930,413$1,454,413
62$1,541,387$1,035,815$915,475$1,537,487
63$1,651,049$1,039,011$898,584$1,627,558
64$1,770,399$1,040,866$879,629$1,725,314
65$1,900,378$1,041,266$858,495$1,831,515
66$2,042,020$1,040,091$835,058$1,946,998
67$2,196,465$1,037,215$809,192$2,072,685
68$2,364,968$1,032,502$780,763$2,209,594
69$2,548,909$1,025,809$749,632$2,358,846
70$2,749,807$1,016,983$715,655$2,521,676
71$2,969,335$1,005,863$678,677$2,699,447
72$3,209,336$992,279$638,541$2,893,660
73$3,471,836$976,048$595,080$3,105,969
74$3,759,068$956,979$548,120$3,338,200
75$4,073,490$934,869$497,479$3,592,364
76$4,417,810$909,501$442,969$3,870,678
77$4,795,009$880,649$384,391$4,175,586
78$5,208,369$848,070$321,537$4,509,781
79$5,661,507$811,509$254,192$4,876,234
80$6,158,404$770,697$182,131$5,278,219
81$6,703,446$725,346$105,117$5,719,344
82$7,301,464$675,155$22,906$6,203,587
83$7,957,780$619,803$0$6,735,335
84$8,678,254$558,955$0$7,328,414
85$9,469,343$492,251$0$7,983,134
86$10,338,160$419,314$0$8,702,230
87$11,292,538$339,747$0$9,492,215
88$12,341,109$253,127$0$10,360,271
89$13,493,382$159,009$0$11,314,309
90$14,759,831$56,925$0$12,363,048
91$16,151,997$0$0$13,516,096
92$17,682,593$0$0$14,790,530
93$19,365,628$0$0$16,199,507
94$21,216,534$0$0$17,749,061
95$23,252,314$0$0$19,453,431
96$25,491,702$0$0$21,328,306
97$27,955,338$0$0$23,390,974
98$30,665,966$0$0$25,660,479
99$33,648,641$0$0$28,157,809
100$36,930,974$0$0$30,906,085