Can I retire at age 68 with 438,000?

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 $438,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$36,170$35,847$35,533$35,226$34,927$34,548
2 years$17,906$17,572$17,249$16,936$16,632$16,250
3 years$11,819$11,484$11,161$10,851$10,552$10,179
4 years$8,776$8,442$8,123$7,817$7,526$7,165
5 years$6,950$6,618$6,303$6,005$5,721$5,374
6 years$5,734$5,404$5,094$4,802$4,527$4,193
7 years$4,865$4,539$4,233$3,948$3,681$3,362
8 years$4,214$3,890$3,590$3,312$3,054$2,748
9 years$3,708$3,387$3,092$2,821$2,572$2,279
10 years$3,303$2,986$2,696$2,432$2,191$1,912
11 years$2,972$2,658$2,373$2,116$1,885$1,619
12 years$2,697$2,386$2,106$1,856$1,633$1,380
13 years$2,464$2,156$1,882$1,639$1,424$1,184
14 years$2,264$1,960$1,691$1,455$1,248$1,020
15 years$2,092$1,790$1,527$1,297$1,099$883
16 years$1,941$1,643$1,384$1,162$972$767
17 years$1,807$1,513$1,259$1,044$861$668
18 years$1,689$1,398$1,150$941$766$583
19 years$1,584$1,295$1,053$850$683$510
20 years$1,489$1,204$966$770$610$447
21 years$1,403$1,121$888$699$546$393
22 years$1,325$1,047$819$635$489$345
23 years$1,254$979$756$578$439$304
24 years$1,189$917$699$528$395$268
25 years$1,129$861$648$482$355$236
26 years$1,074$809$601$441$320$209
27 years$1,023$761$558$403$288$184
28 years$976$717$519$369$260$163
29 years$932$677$483$339$235$144
30 years$892$639$449$311$212$127
31 years$853$604$419$286$192$113
32 years$818$572$391$262$174$100
33 years$784$541$365$241$157$88
34 years$753$513$341$222$142$78
35 years$723$487$319$204$129$69
36 years$696$462$298$188$117$62
37 years$669$439$279$173$106$55
38 years$645$417$261$160$96$48
39 years$621$397$245$147$87$43
40 years$599$377$230$136$79$38
41 years$578$359$215$125$72$34
42 years$558$342$202$116$65$30
43 years$539$326$190$107$59$27
44 years$520$311$178$99$54$24
45 years$503$296$167$91$49$21
46 years$487$283$157$84$44$19
47 years$471$270$147$78$40$17
48 years$456$257$138$72$36$15
49 years$441$246$130$66$33$13
50 years$428$235$122$61$30$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $438,000, adding $3,821 every year, while hoping to spend $31,104 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: 50/32/18 Blend
67$438,000$438,000$438,000$438,000
68$486,617$463,403$456,614$508,339
69$503,158$453,016$438,817$513,348
70$520,343$441,077$419,380$515,269
71$538,206$427,477$398,217$516,688
72$556,782$412,102$375,236$517,567
73$576,108$394,830$350,341$517,870
74$596,225$375,531$323,432$517,556
75$617,177$354,069$294,403$516,585
76$639,010$330,299$263,147$514,913
77$661,776$304,070$229,549$512,495
78$685,527$275,219$193,489$509,287
79$710,322$243,577$154,842$505,238
80$736,226$208,963$113,480$500,300
81$763,305$171,186$69,266$494,421
82$791,633$130,046$22,058$487,548
83$821,291$85,329$0$479,626
84$852,365$36,813$0$476,039
85$884,948$0$0$476,163
86$919,143$0$0$481,272
87$955,059$0$0$500,269
88$992,817$0$0$520,256
89$1,032,547$0$0$541,303
90$1,074,391$0$0$563,489
91$1,118,503$0$0$586,897
92$1,165,053$0$0$611,620
93$1,214,223$0$0$637,757
94$1,266,214$0$0$665,419
95$1,321,245$0$0$694,724
96$1,379,553$0$0$725,804
97$1,441,401$0$0$758,801
98$1,507,073$0$0$793,871
99$1,576,881$0$0$831,184
100$1,651,166$0$0$870,929