Can I retire at age 61 with 712,000?

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 $712,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.9%
1 years$58,796$58,273$57,762$57,263$56,776$55,630
2 years$29,107$28,565$28,040$27,530$27,036$25,886
3 years$19,212$18,668$18,143$17,639$17,153$16,035
4 years$14,265$13,723$13,204$12,708$12,234$11,157
5 years$11,298$10,759$10,247$9,761$9,300$8,267
6 years$9,321$8,785$8,281$7,806$7,359$6,371
7 years$7,909$7,378$6,881$6,418$5,984$5,042
8 years$6,850$6,324$5,836$5,384$4,965$4,068
9 years$6,028$5,506$5,027$4,586$4,181$3,328
10 years$5,370$4,854$4,382$3,953$3,562$2,753
11 years$4,832$4,321$3,858$3,440$3,064$2,297
12 years$4,384$3,878$3,424$3,017$2,655$1,930
13 years$4,005$3,505$3,059$2,664$2,315$1,630
14 years$3,681$3,186$2,749$2,365$2,030$1,384
15 years$3,400$2,910$2,482$2,109$1,787$1,179
16 years$3,154$2,670$2,250$1,888$1,579$1,007
17 years$2,938$2,459$2,047$1,697$1,400$863
18 years$2,746$2,272$1,869$1,529$1,245$741
19 years$2,574$2,106$1,711$1,382$1,110$638
20 years$2,420$1,957$1,570$1,251$991$550
21 years$2,280$1,823$1,444$1,136$887$474
22 years$2,154$1,701$1,331$1,033$795$410
23 years$2,038$1,591$1,229$940$714$354
24 years$1,933$1,491$1,137$858$642$307
25 years$1,836$1,399$1,053$783$577$266
26 years$1,746$1,315$976$716$520$230
27 years$1,664$1,238$907$656$469$200
28 years$1,587$1,166$843$601$423$173
29 years$1,516$1,100$784$551$382$150
30 years$1,449$1,039$731$505$345$131
31 years$1,387$982$681$464$312$113
32 years$1,329$929$636$427$282$98
33 years$1,275$880$593$392$255$86
34 years$1,224$834$554$361$231$74
35 years$1,176$791$518$332$209$65
36 years$1,131$751$485$306$190$56
37 years$1,088$713$454$282$172$49
38 years$1,048$678$425$260$156$43
39 years$1,010$645$398$240$141$37
40 years$973$613$373$221$128$32
41 years$939$584$350$204$116$28
42 years$906$556$328$188$106$24
43 years$875$530$308$174$96$21
44 years$846$505$289$160$87$18
45 years$818$481$272$148$79$16
46 years$791$459$255$137$72$14
47 years$765$438$240$126$65$12
48 years$741$418$225$117$59$11
49 years$718$400$212$108$54$9
50 years$695$382$199$100$49$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $712,000, adding $5,248 every year, while hoping to spend $37,263 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: 54/35/11 Blend
60$712,000$712,000$712,000$712,000
61$790,037$752,301$741,265$830,203
62$830,974$749,517$726,450$855,277
63$874,836$745,346$709,890$878,060
64$921,885$739,684$691,486$901,984
65$972,404$732,415$671,138$927,166
66$1,026,705$723,419$648,737$953,734
67$1,085,131$712,568$624,171$981,833
68$1,148,058$699,728$597,325$1,011,624
69$1,215,899$684,754$568,074$1,043,286
70$1,289,108$667,494$536,292$1,077,019
71$1,368,184$647,788$501,845$1,113,046
72$1,453,675$625,466$464,593$1,151,614
73$1,546,183$600,347$424,390$1,193,000
74$1,646,369$572,240$381,083$1,237,510
75$1,754,963$540,944$334,513$1,285,485
76$1,872,765$506,245$284,515$1,337,304
77$2,000,654$467,919$230,913$1,393,390
78$2,139,599$425,725$173,528$1,454,209
79$2,290,666$379,413$112,168$1,520,282
80$2,455,025$328,716$46,637$1,592,186
81$2,633,966$273,351$0$1,670,562
82$2,828,908$213,023$0$1,758,853
83$3,041,412$147,416$0$1,861,135
84$3,273,195$76,199$0$1,972,827
85$3,526,150$0$0$2,094,926
86$3,802,358$0$0$2,228,912
87$4,104,109$0$0$2,407,414
88$4,433,928$0$0$2,602,584
89$4,794,590$0$0$2,816,075
90$5,189,155$0$0$3,049,704
91$5,620,990$0$0$3,305,475
92$6,093,801$0$0$3,585,593
93$6,611,673$0$0$3,892,486
94$7,179,101$0$0$4,228,828
95$7,801,037$0$0$4,597,566
96$8,482,936$0$0$5,001,942
97$9,230,803$0$0$5,445,532
98$10,051,255$0$0$5,932,269
99$10,951,578$0$0$6,466,489
100$11,939,800$0$0$7,052,967