Can I retire at age 59 with 305,000?

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 $305,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$25,187$24,962$24,743$24,530$24,321$23,899
2 years$12,469$12,236$12,011$11,793$11,581$11,157
3 years$8,230$7,997$7,772$7,556$7,348$6,935
4 years$6,111$5,878$5,656$5,444$5,240$4,842
5 years$4,840$4,609$4,389$4,181$3,984$3,601
6 years$3,993$3,763$3,547$3,344$3,152$2,786
7 years$3,388$3,160$2,948$2,749$2,564$2,213
8 years$2,934$2,709$2,500$2,306$2,127$1,793
9 years$2,582$2,359$2,153$1,964$1,791$1,473
10 years$2,300$2,079$1,877$1,693$1,526$1,224
11 years$2,070$1,851$1,653$1,474$1,312$1,026
12 years$1,878$1,661$1,467$1,293$1,137$866
13 years$1,716$1,501$1,310$1,141$992$735
14 years$1,577$1,365$1,177$1,013$869$626
15 years$1,456$1,247$1,063$903$765$536
16 years$1,351$1,144$964$809$677$461
17 years$1,259$1,053$877$727$600$397
18 years$1,176$973$801$655$533$342
19 years$1,103$902$733$592$475$296
20 years$1,037$838$673$536$425$256
21 years$977$781$619$486$380$222
22 years$923$729$570$442$341$193
23 years$873$682$527$403$306$168
24 years$828$639$487$367$275$146
25 years$786$599$451$336$247$127
26 years$748$563$418$307$223$111
27 years$713$530$388$281$201$97
28 years$680$500$361$257$181$84
29 years$649$471$336$236$164$74
30 years$621$445$313$217$148$64
31 years$594$421$292$199$134$56
32 years$569$398$272$183$121$49
33 years$546$377$254$168$109$43
34 years$524$357$237$155$99$38
35 years$504$339$222$142$90$33
36 years$484$322$208$131$81$29
37 years$466$306$194$121$74$25
38 years$449$290$182$111$67$22
39 years$432$276$171$103$61$19
40 years$417$263$160$95$55$17
41 years$402$250$150$87$50$15
42 years$388$238$141$81$45$13
43 years$375$227$132$74$41$11
44 years$362$216$124$69$37$10
45 years$350$206$116$63$34$9
46 years$339$197$109$59$31$8
47 years$328$188$103$54$28$7
48 years$317$179$96$50$25$6
49 years$307$171$91$46$23$5
50 years$298$164$85$43$21$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $305,000, adding $6,105 every year, while hoping to spend $20,146 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: 46/39/15 Blend
58$305,000$305,000$305,000$305,000
59$342,407$326,242$321,515$356,437
60$355,898$320,793$310,850$361,364
61$370,089$314,401$299,153$364,178
62$385,031$307,000$286,368$366,792
63$400,779$298,518$272,436$369,196
64$417,392$288,879$257,297$371,379
65$434,935$278,003$240,885$373,333
66$453,479$265,806$223,136$375,048
67$473,102$252,198$203,978$376,516
68$493,887$237,085$183,340$377,729
69$515,927$220,365$161,145$378,682
70$539,322$201,934$137,314$379,370
71$564,182$181,678$111,764$379,790
72$590,629$159,481$84,408$379,942
73$618,794$135,216$55,157$379,827
74$648,821$108,751$23,914$379,450
75$680,868$79,948$0$378,819
76$715,109$48,658$0$379,453
77$751,734$14,725$0$384,044
78$790,950$0$0$388,797
79$832,987$0$0$403,205
80$878,094$0$0$425,470
81$926,546$0$0$449,413
82$978,645$0$0$475,184
83$1,034,723$0$0$502,953
84$1,095,143$0$0$532,901
85$1,160,304$0$0$565,232
86$1,230,646$0$0$600,166
87$1,306,650$0$0$637,949
88$1,388,846$0$0$678,846
89$1,477,818$0$0$723,154
90$1,574,204$0$0$771,196
91$1,678,711$0$0$823,329
92$1,792,110$0$0$879,942
93$1,915,255$0$0$941,469
94$2,049,082$0$0$1,008,382
95$2,194,621$0$0$1,081,203
96$2,353,006$0$0$1,160,506
97$2,525,484$0$0$1,246,921
98$2,713,427$0$0$1,341,145
99$2,918,347$0$0$1,443,941
100$3,141,905$0$0$1,556,151