Can I retire at age 57 with 295,000?

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 $295,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.3%
1 years$24,361$24,144$23,932$23,725$23,524$22,826
2 years$12,060$11,835$11,618$11,406$11,202$10,504
3 years$7,960$7,734$7,517$7,308$7,107$6,432
4 years$5,911$5,686$5,471$5,265$5,069$4,421
5 years$4,681$4,458$4,245$4,044$3,853$3,235
6 years$3,862$3,640$3,431$3,234$3,049$2,461
7 years$3,277$3,057$2,851$2,659$2,480$1,921
8 years$2,838$2,620$2,418$2,231$2,057$1,528
9 years$2,497$2,281$2,083$1,900$1,732$1,232
10 years$2,225$2,011$1,816$1,638$1,476$1,004
11 years$2,002$1,790$1,598$1,425$1,269$825
12 years$1,816$1,607$1,419$1,250$1,100$683
13 years$1,659$1,452$1,267$1,104$959$567
14 years$1,525$1,320$1,139$980$841$474
15 years$1,409$1,206$1,028$874$740$397
16 years$1,307$1,106$932$782$654$333
17 years$1,217$1,019$848$703$580$281
18 years$1,138$941$774$634$516$237
19 years$1,067$873$709$572$460$200
20 years$1,003$811$651$518$411$169
21 years$945$755$598$471$368$143
22 years$892$705$552$428$329$122
23 years$845$659$509$390$296$103
24 years$801$618$471$355$266$88
25 years$761$580$436$325$239$74
26 years$723$545$405$297$215$63
27 years$689$513$376$272$194$54
28 years$657$483$349$249$175$46
29 years$628$456$325$228$158$39
30 years$600$430$303$209$143$33
31 years$575$407$282$192$129$28
32 years$551$385$263$177$117$24
33 years$528$365$246$163$106$21
34 years$507$346$230$150$96$17
35 years$487$328$215$138$87$15
36 years$469$311$201$127$79$13
37 years$451$296$188$117$71$11
38 years$434$281$176$108$65$9
39 years$418$267$165$99$59$8
40 years$403$254$155$92$53$7
41 years$389$242$145$84$48$6
42 years$376$230$136$78$44$5
43 years$363$219$128$72$40$4
44 years$351$209$120$66$36$4
45 years$339$199$112$61$33$3
46 years$328$190$106$57$30$3
47 years$317$182$99$52$27$2
48 years$307$173$93$48$24$2
49 years$297$166$88$45$22$2
50 years$288$158$82$41$20$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $295,000, adding $4,328 every year, while hoping to spend $20,835 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: 36/40/24 Blend
56$295,000$295,000$295,000$295,000
57$329,554$313,919$309,347$338,904
58$341,001$307,133$297,542$339,384
59$352,916$299,316$284,643$337,676
60$365,327$290,396$270,591$335,418
61$378,260$280,295$255,326$332,572
62$391,746$268,933$238,784$329,101
63$405,818$256,224$220,896$324,965
64$420,509$242,077$201,594$320,122
65$435,857$226,396$180,804$314,528
66$451,904$209,078$158,450$308,139
67$468,692$190,017$134,452$300,906
68$486,270$169,099$108,727$292,781
69$504,688$146,203$81,188$283,712
70$524,003$121,204$51,745$273,644
71$544,275$93,966$20,301$262,524
72$565,569$64,349$0$250,292
73$587,957$32,202$0$240,283
74$611,517$0$0$234,809
75$636,334$0$0$229,788
76$662,498$0$0$239,454
77$690,111$0$0$249,672
78$719,281$0$0$260,486
79$750,128$0$0$271,940
80$782,783$0$0$284,087
81$817,387$0$0$296,981
82$854,095$0$0$310,684
83$893,077$0$0$325,263
84$934,520$0$0$340,789
85$978,625$0$0$357,343
86$1,025,616$0$0$375,012
87$1,075,736$0$0$393,892
88$1,129,252$0$0$414,087
89$1,186,456$0$0$435,713
90$1,247,668$0$0$458,895
91$1,313,240$0$0$483,772
92$1,383,557$0$0$510,496
93$1,459,041$0$0$539,233
94$1,540,158$0$0$570,166
95$1,627,416$0$0$603,496
96$1,721,374$0$0$639,444
97$1,822,647$0$0$678,252
98$1,931,909$0$0$720,187
99$2,049,901$0$0$765,540
100$2,177,438$0$0$814,634