Can I retire at age 62 with 589,000?

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 $589,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$48,639$48,206$47,783$47,371$46,968$45,963
2 years$24,079$23,630$23,196$22,774$22,366$21,358
3 years$15,893$15,443$15,009$14,592$14,190$13,211
4 years$11,801$11,352$10,923$10,513$10,120$9,178
5 years$9,346$8,900$8,477$8,075$7,693$6,790
6 years$7,711$7,268$6,850$6,457$6,087$5,224
7 years$6,543$6,103$5,693$5,309$4,951$4,128
8 years$5,667$5,232$4,828$4,454$4,107$3,324
9 years$4,986$4,555$4,158$3,793$3,459$2,715
10 years$4,442$4,015$3,625$3,270$2,947$2,242
11 years$3,997$3,574$3,192$2,846$2,535$1,867
12 years$3,627$3,208$2,832$2,496$2,196$1,565
13 years$3,313$2,899$2,531$2,204$1,915$1,320
14 years$3,045$2,635$2,274$1,956$1,679$1,118
15 years$2,813$2,407$2,053$1,745$1,478$950
16 years$2,609$2,209$1,861$1,562$1,306$810
17 years$2,430$2,034$1,694$1,404$1,158$693
18 years$2,272$1,880$1,546$1,265$1,030$594
19 years$2,130$1,742$1,415$1,143$918$510
20 years$2,002$1,619$1,299$1,035$820$438
21 years$1,886$1,508$1,195$939$734$377
22 years$1,782$1,408$1,101$854$658$325
23 years$1,686$1,316$1,017$778$590$281
24 years$1,599$1,233$940$710$531$242
25 years$1,519$1,158$871$648$478$209
26 years$1,445$1,088$808$592$430$181
27 years$1,376$1,024$750$542$388$157
28 years$1,313$965$697$497$350$135
29 years$1,254$910$649$456$316$117
30 years$1,199$860$604$418$286$102
31 years$1,148$813$563$384$258$88
32 years$1,100$769$526$353$234$76
33 years$1,055$728$491$325$211$66
34 years$1,013$690$459$299$191$57
35 years$973$655$429$275$173$50
36 years$935$621$401$253$157$43
37 years$900$590$375$233$142$37
38 years$867$561$352$215$129$32
39 years$835$533$329$198$117$28
40 years$805$507$309$183$106$24
41 years$777$483$290$169$96$21
42 years$750$460$272$156$87$18
43 years$724$438$255$144$79$16
44 years$700$418$239$133$72$14
45 years$677$398$225$123$65$12
46 years$654$380$211$113$59$10
47 years$633$363$198$105$54$9
48 years$613$346$186$97$49$8
49 years$594$331$175$89$44$7
50 years$575$316$165$83$40$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $589,000, adding $6,999 every year, while hoping to spend $39,507 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: 20/50/30 Blend
61$589,000$589,000$589,000$589,000
62$656,297$625,080$615,951$663,082
63$681,205$613,674$594,550$658,660
64$707,328$600,385$571,108$650,252
65$734,751$585,079$545,515$640,408
66$763,561$567,614$517,656$629,037
67$793,858$547,840$487,411$616,045
68$825,745$525,598$454,653$601,333
69$859,339$500,720$419,251$584,797
70$894,764$473,028$381,069$566,329
71$932,157$442,334$339,962$545,817
72$971,668$408,439$295,782$523,142
73$1,013,458$371,132$248,371$498,182
74$1,057,706$330,192$197,566$470,808
75$1,104,604$285,384$143,196$440,888
76$1,154,364$236,459$85,084$408,282
77$1,207,219$183,155$23,044$372,846
78$1,263,421$125,195$0$334,432
79$1,323,246$62,286$0$306,700
80$1,387,000$0$0$284,443
81$1,455,012$0$0$263,414
82$1,527,648$0$0$277,619
83$1,605,306$0$0$292,874
84$1,688,423$0$0$309,274
85$1,777,478$0$0$326,921
86$1,872,997$0$0$345,932
87$1,975,557$0$0$366,429
88$2,085,790$0$0$388,552
89$2,204,393$0$0$412,450
90$2,332,127$0$0$438,291
91$2,469,830$0$0$466,256
92$2,618,425$0$0$496,546
93$2,778,921$0$0$529,382
94$2,952,430$0$0$565,006
95$3,140,174$0$0$603,685
96$3,343,495$0$0$645,712
97$3,563,871$0$0$691,410
98$3,802,924$0$0$741,134
99$4,062,440$0$0$795,275
100$4,344,383$0$0$854,262