Can I retire at age 68 with 324,000?

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 $324,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$26,756$26,517$26,285$26,058$25,836$25,524
2 years$13,245$12,999$12,760$12,528$12,303$11,989
3 years$8,743$8,495$8,256$8,027$7,806$7,499
4 years$6,492$6,245$6,008$5,783$5,567$5,271
5 years$5,141$4,896$4,663$4,442$4,232$3,947
6 years$4,241$3,998$3,768$3,552$3,349$3,075
7 years$3,599$3,357$3,131$2,920$2,723$2,461
8 years$3,117$2,878$2,656$2,450$2,259$2,008
9 years$2,743$2,506$2,287$2,087$1,903$1,663
10 years$2,443$2,209$1,994$1,799$1,621$1,392
11 years$2,199$1,966$1,756$1,565$1,394$1,176
12 years$1,995$1,765$1,558$1,373$1,208$1,001
13 years$1,823$1,595$1,392$1,212$1,054$857
14 years$1,675$1,450$1,251$1,076$924$737
15 years$1,547$1,324$1,129$960$813$637
16 years$1,435$1,215$1,024$859$719$552
17 years$1,337$1,119$932$772$637$479
18 years$1,250$1,034$850$696$567$418
19 years$1,171$958$779$629$505$365
20 years$1,101$890$715$569$451$319
21 years$1,038$829$657$517$404$279
22 years$980$774$606$470$362$245
23 years$928$724$559$428$325$215
24 years$879$678$517$390$292$189
25 years$835$637$479$356$263$167
26 years$795$598$444$326$237$147
27 years$757$563$413$298$213$129
28 years$722$531$384$273$193$114
29 years$690$501$357$251$174$101
30 years$660$473$332$230$157$89
31 years$631$447$310$211$142$78
32 years$605$423$289$194$128$69
33 years$580$401$270$179$116$61
34 years$557$380$252$164$105$54
35 years$535$360$236$151$95$48
36 years$515$342$221$139$86$42
37 years$495$325$207$128$78$37
38 years$477$308$193$118$71$33
39 years$459$293$181$109$64$29
40 years$443$279$170$101$58$26
41 years$427$266$159$93$53$23
42 years$412$253$149$86$48$20
43 years$398$241$140$79$44$18
44 years$385$230$132$73$40$16
45 years$372$219$124$67$36$14
46 years$360$209$116$62$33$12
47 years$348$199$109$58$30$11
48 years$337$190$102$53$27$10
49 years$327$182$96$49$24$9
50 years$316$174$91$45$22$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $324,000, adding $4,826 every year, while hoping to spend $26,887 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: 41/30/29 Blend
67$324,000$324,000$324,000$324,000
68$362,026$344,854$339,832$373,619
69$370,345$333,144$322,609$370,755
70$378,612$319,960$303,908$364,796
71$386,792$305,199$283,650$357,837
72$394,848$288,757$261,755$349,804
73$402,736$270,520$238,138$340,616
74$410,409$250,370$212,710$330,187
75$417,812$228,179$185,377$318,426
76$424,885$203,816$156,043$305,235
77$431,560$177,140$124,607$290,508
78$437,760$148,001$90,963$274,133
79$443,402$116,243$55,000$255,988
80$448,390$81,701$16,604$235,945
81$452,620$44,198$0$213,864
82$455,974$3,550$0$197,139
83$458,321$0$0$184,042
84$459,517$0$0$182,647
85$459,399$0$0$181,808
86$457,790$0$0$180,269
87$454,489$0$0$177,941
88$449,277$0$0$174,723
89$441,909$0$0$170,503
90$432,114$0$0$165,159
91$419,591$0$0$158,554
92$404,008$0$0$150,536
93$384,997$0$0$140,938
94$362,149$0$0$129,575
95$335,015$0$0$116,242
96$303,094$0$0$100,714
97$265,835$0$0$82,738
98$222,629$0$0$62,039
99$172,801$0$0$38,312
100$115,605$0$0$11,217