Can I retire at age 68 with 540,000?

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 $540,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$44,593$44,195$43,808$43,430$43,060$42,825
2 years$22,076$21,664$21,266$20,880$20,505$20,267
3 years$14,571$14,158$13,761$13,378$13,009$12,777
4 years$10,819$10,408$10,014$9,638$9,278$9,053
5 years$8,569$8,160$7,771$7,403$7,053$6,836
6 years$7,069$6,663$6,280$5,920$5,581$5,371
7 years$5,998$5,596$5,219$4,867$4,539$4,337
8 years$5,195$4,796$4,426$4,083$3,765$3,572
9 years$4,571$4,176$3,812$3,478$3,171$2,985
10 years$4,072$3,681$3,324$2,998$2,702$2,524
11 years$3,665$3,277$2,926$2,609$2,324$2,154
12 years$3,325$2,941$2,597$2,289$2,014$1,852
13 years$3,038$2,658$2,320$2,020$1,756$1,601
14 years$2,792$2,416$2,085$1,794$1,539$1,392
15 years$2,579$2,207$1,882$1,599$1,355$1,215
16 years$2,392$2,025$1,706$1,432$1,198$1,065
17 years$2,228$1,865$1,553$1,287$1,062$936
18 years$2,083$1,723$1,417$1,160$944$824
19 years$1,952$1,597$1,298$1,048$842$728
20 years$1,835$1,484$1,191$949$752$644
21 years$1,730$1,382$1,095$861$673$571
22 years$1,633$1,290$1,010$783$603$507
23 years$1,546$1,207$932$713$541$451
24 years$1,466$1,131$862$650$487$401
25 years$1,392$1,061$798$594$438$358
26 years$1,324$997$741$543$394$319
27 years$1,262$939$688$497$356$285
28 years$1,204$884$639$456$321$254
29 years$1,150$834$595$418$290$227
30 years$1,099$788$554$383$262$203
31 years$1,052$745$517$352$237$182
32 years$1,008$705$482$324$214$163
33 years$967$668$450$298$194$146
34 years$928$633$420$274$175$130
35 years$892$600$393$252$159$117
36 years$858$570$368$232$144$105
37 years$825$541$344$214$130$94
38 years$795$514$322$197$118$84
39 years$766$489$302$182$107$76
40 years$738$465$283$168$97$68
41 years$712$443$265$155$88$61
42 years$687$422$249$143$80$55
43 years$664$402$234$132$73$49
44 years$642$383$219$122$66$44
45 years$620$365$206$112$60$39
46 years$600$348$193$104$54$35
47 years$581$332$182$96$49$32
48 years$562$317$171$89$45$29
49 years$544$303$160$82$41$26
50 years$527$289$151$76$37$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $540,000, adding $5,807 every year, while hoping to spend $39,282 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: 47/41/12 Blend
67$540,000$540,000$540,000$540,000
68$601,070$572,450$564,080$627,049
69$620,583$558,704$541,181$631,847
70$640,770$542,968$516,198$632,531
71$661,659$525,104$489,020$632,394
72$683,277$504,962$459,531$631,372
73$705,655$482,389$427,610$629,399
74$728,825$457,220$393,128$626,406
75$752,821$429,280$355,954$622,318
76$777,679$398,385$315,948$617,058
77$803,437$364,340$272,967$610,544
78$830,135$326,940$226,859$602,689
79$857,815$285,966$177,465$593,404
80$886,523$241,190$124,621$582,591
81$916,308$192,368$68,156$570,150
82$947,221$139,243$7,888$555,976
83$979,317$81,545$0$539,957
84$1,012,654$18,987$0$529,201
85$1,047,294$0$0$517,909
86$1,083,306$0$0$526,952
87$1,120,760$0$0$545,275
88$1,159,734$0$0$564,352
89$1,200,310$0$0$584,224
90$1,242,576$0$0$604,935
91$1,286,628$0$0$626,535
92$1,332,569$0$0$649,074
93$1,380,510$0$0$672,609
94$1,430,568$0$0$697,200
95$1,482,874$0$0$722,913
96$1,537,566$0$0$749,819
97$1,594,795$0$0$777,994
98$1,654,724$0$0$807,521
99$1,717,530$0$0$838,490
100$1,783,403$0$0$871,000