Can I retire at age 68 with 592,000?

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 $592,000?

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$48,887$48,451$48,026$47,612$47,207$46,949
2 years$24,201$23,751$23,314$22,890$22,479$22,219
3 years$15,974$15,521$15,086$14,666$14,262$14,007
4 years$11,861$11,410$10,978$10,566$10,172$9,925
5 years$9,394$8,945$8,520$8,116$7,732$7,494
6 years$7,750$7,305$6,885$6,490$6,118$5,888
7 years$6,576$6,134$5,722$5,336$4,976$4,755
8 years$5,696$5,258$4,852$4,476$4,128$3,916
9 years$5,012$4,578$4,179$3,813$3,476$3,273
10 years$4,465$4,036$3,644$3,287$2,962$2,767
11 years$4,017$3,593$3,208$2,860$2,547$2,361
12 years$3,645$3,225$2,847$2,509$2,208$2,030
13 years$3,330$2,914$2,543$2,215$1,925$1,756
14 years$3,060$2,649$2,285$1,966$1,687$1,526
15 years$2,827$2,420$2,063$1,754$1,486$1,332
16 years$2,623$2,220$1,871$1,570$1,313$1,167
17 years$2,443$2,045$1,702$1,411$1,164$1,026
18 years$2,283$1,889$1,554$1,271$1,035$904
19 years$2,140$1,751$1,423$1,149$923$798
20 years$2,012$1,627$1,306$1,040$824$706
21 years$1,896$1,516$1,201$944$738$626
22 years$1,791$1,415$1,107$859$661$556
23 years$1,695$1,323$1,022$782$593$494
24 years$1,607$1,240$945$713$533$440
25 years$1,526$1,163$875$651$480$392
26 years$1,452$1,093$812$595$432$350
27 years$1,383$1,029$754$545$390$312
28 years$1,319$970$701$499$352$279
29 years$1,260$915$652$458$318$249
30 years$1,205$864$607$420$287$223
31 years$1,154$817$566$386$259$199
32 years$1,105$773$528$355$235$178
33 years$1,060$732$493$326$212$160
34 years$1,018$694$461$300$192$143
35 years$978$658$431$276$174$128
36 years$940$624$403$254$158$115
37 years$905$593$377$234$143$103
38 years$871$564$353$216$130$92
39 years$839$536$331$199$118$83
40 years$809$510$310$184$107$74
41 years$781$485$291$170$97$67
42 years$754$462$273$156$88$60
43 years$728$440$256$144$80$54
44 years$703$420$240$133$72$48
45 years$680$400$226$123$66$43
46 years$658$382$212$114$60$39
47 years$636$364$199$105$54$35
48 years$616$348$187$97$49$31
49 years$597$332$176$90$45$28
50 years$578$317$165$83$41$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $592,000, adding $5,278 every year, while hoping to spend $54,884 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: 73/7/20 Blend
67$592,000$592,000$592,000$592,000
68$657,828$626,452$617,276$702,327
69$666,531$598,752$579,559$704,898
70$674,281$567,855$538,738$700,582
71$680,925$533,547$494,653$694,456
72$686,289$495,601$447,134$686,328
73$690,181$453,776$396,004$675,990
74$692,388$407,820$341,078$663,214
75$692,672$357,463$282,165$647,749
76$690,769$302,424$219,062$629,321
77$686,387$242,402$151,560$607,629
78$679,200$177,081$79,439$582,343
79$668,849$106,128$2,470$553,102
80$654,933$29,190$0$519,509
81$637,011$0$0$498,131
82$614,591$0$0$477,325
83$587,132$0$0$454,697
84$554,033$0$0$427,514
85$514,628$0$0$395,242
86$468,182$0$0$357,288
87$413,883$0$0$312,996
88$350,830$0$0$261,644
89$278,030$0$0$202,431
90$194,384$0$0$134,472
91$98,677$0$0$56,791
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0