Can I retire at age 68 with 503,000?

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 $503,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.9%
1 years$41,537$41,167$40,806$40,454$40,110$38,826
2 years$20,563$20,180$19,809$19,449$19,100$17,818
3 years$13,572$13,188$12,818$12,461$12,118$10,879
4 years$10,078$9,694$9,328$8,978$8,643$7,455
5 years$7,982$7,601$7,239$6,896$6,570$5,438
6 years$6,585$6,206$5,850$5,514$5,199$4,122
7 years$5,587$5,212$4,861$4,534$4,228$3,208
8 years$4,839$4,468$4,123$3,803$3,507$2,543
9 years$4,258$3,890$3,551$3,240$2,954$2,043
10 years$3,793$3,429$3,096$2,793$2,517$1,659
11 years$3,413$3,053$2,726$2,430$2,164$1,358
12 years$3,097$2,740$2,419$2,132$1,876$1,118
13 years$2,829$2,476$2,161$1,882$1,636$926
14 years$2,600$2,251$1,942$1,671$1,434$770
15 years$2,402$2,056$1,753$1,490$1,262$642
16 years$2,228$1,886$1,589$1,334$1,116$537
17 years$2,076$1,737$1,446$1,199$989$450
18 years$1,940$1,605$1,320$1,080$880$378
19 years$1,819$1,488$1,209$976$784$318
20 years$1,710$1,382$1,109$884$700$268
21 years$1,611$1,288$1,020$802$627$226
22 years$1,522$1,202$940$729$562$191
23 years$1,440$1,124$868$664$504$161
24 years$1,365$1,053$803$606$453$136
25 years$1,297$989$744$553$408$115
26 years$1,234$929$690$506$367$97
27 years$1,175$874$641$463$331$82
28 years$1,121$824$595$424$299$70
29 years$1,071$777$554$389$270$59
30 years$1,024$734$516$357$244$50
31 years$980$694$481$328$220$42
32 years$939$657$449$301$199$36
33 years$901$622$419$277$180$30
34 years$865$589$392$255$163$26
35 years$831$559$366$235$148$22
36 years$799$531$343$216$134$19
37 years$769$504$321$199$122$16
38 years$740$479$300$184$110$13
39 years$713$455$281$169$100$11
40 years$688$433$264$156$91$10
41 years$663$412$247$144$82$8
42 years$640$393$232$133$75$7
43 years$618$374$218$123$68$6
44 years$598$357$204$113$61$5
45 years$578$340$192$105$56$4
46 years$559$324$180$97$51$4
47 years$541$310$169$89$46$3
48 years$523$296$159$83$42$3
49 years$507$282$149$76$38$2
50 years$491$270$141$71$34$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $503,000, adding $6,407 every year, while hoping to spend $43,215 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: 37/34/29 Blend
67$503,000$503,000$503,000$503,000
68$560,915$534,256$526,459$576,619
69$572,148$514,454$498,115$569,013
70$583,078$492,233$467,373$556,424
71$593,629$467,430$434,108$542,005
72$603,715$439,870$398,186$525,621
73$613,241$409,370$359,472$507,125
74$622,098$375,736$317,821$486,363
75$630,168$338,763$273,084$463,166
76$637,316$298,233$225,103$437,356
77$643,393$253,918$173,715$408,743
78$648,234$205,575$118,750$377,120
79$651,655$152,948$60,028$342,267
80$653,449$95,768$0$303,950
81$653,388$33,749$0$262,732
82$651,221$0$0$237,400
83$646,664$0$0$221,632
84$639,407$0$0$217,348
85$629,103$0$0$211,781
86$615,370$0$0$204,772
87$597,781$0$0$196,148
88$575,867$0$0$185,713
89$549,108$0$0$173,256
90$516,925$0$0$158,539
91$478,682$0$0$141,300
92$433,672$0$0$121,251
93$381,116$0$0$98,071
94$320,150$0$0$71,407
95$249,820$0$0$40,868
96$169,073$0$0$6,023
97$76,744$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0