Can I retire at age 68 with 680,000?

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 $680,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$56,154$55,654$55,166$54,689$54,224$52,052
2 years$27,799$27,281$26,779$26,293$25,821$23,660
3 years$18,349$17,829$17,328$16,846$16,382$14,300
4 years$13,624$13,106$12,610$12,137$11,684$9,697
5 years$10,790$10,275$9,786$9,322$8,882$6,995
6 years$8,902$8,390$7,909$7,455$7,028$5,242
7 years$7,553$7,046$6,572$6,129$5,716$4,030
8 years$6,542$6,040$5,574$5,142$4,742$3,155
9 years$5,757$5,259$4,801$4,379$3,993$2,503
10 years$5,128$4,635$4,185$3,775$3,402$2,005
11 years$4,615$4,127$3,685$3,286$2,926$1,619
12 years$4,187$3,704$3,270$2,882$2,536$1,315
13 years$3,825$3,347$2,922$2,544$2,211$1,073
14 years$3,515$3,043$2,625$2,258$1,938$879
15 years$3,247$2,779$2,370$2,014$1,707$723
16 years$3,013$2,550$2,149$1,803$1,508$595
17 years$2,806$2,348$1,955$1,620$1,337$491
18 years$2,622$2,170$1,785$1,460$1,189$406
19 years$2,459$2,011$1,634$1,320$1,060$336
20 years$2,311$1,869$1,500$1,195$947$279
21 years$2,178$1,741$1,379$1,085$847$231
22 years$2,057$1,625$1,271$986$759$192
23 years$1,947$1,520$1,174$898$682$160
24 years$1,846$1,424$1,086$819$613$133
25 years$1,753$1,336$1,005$748$551$110
26 years$1,668$1,256$933$684$497$92
27 years$1,589$1,182$866$626$448$76
28 years$1,516$1,114$805$574$404$64
29 years$1,448$1,051$749$526$365$53
30 years$1,384$992$698$483$330$44
31 years$1,325$938$651$443$298$37
32 years$1,270$888$607$407$270$31
33 years$1,218$841$567$375$244$25
34 years$1,169$797$530$345$221$21
35 years$1,123$756$495$317$200$18
36 years$1,080$717$463$292$181$15
37 years$1,039$681$433$269$164$12
38 years$1,001$647$406$248$149$10
39 years$964$616$380$229$135$9
40 years$930$586$356$211$123$7
41 years$897$558$334$195$111$6
42 years$866$531$314$180$101$5
43 years$836$506$294$166$92$4
44 years$808$482$276$153$83$3
45 years$781$460$259$141$75$3
46 years$755$439$244$131$68$2
47 years$731$419$229$121$62$2
48 years$708$400$215$112$56$2
49 years$685$382$202$103$51$1
50 years$664$365$190$95$47$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $680,000, adding $3,171 every year, while hoping to spend $32,805 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: 43/48/9 Blend
67$680,000$680,000$680,000$680,000
68$752,631$716,591$706,051$782,903
69$794,495$716,800$694,799$804,486
70$839,530$715,919$682,071$824,276
71$888,024$713,861$667,783$844,971
72$940,295$710,533$651,846$866,664
73$996,690$705,834$634,168$889,462
74$1,057,594$699,661$614,654$913,486
75$1,123,425$691,901$593,202$938,869
76$1,194,647$682,437$569,707$965,760
77$1,271,768$671,143$544,058$994,328
78$1,355,345$657,887$516,142$1,024,760
79$1,445,995$642,527$485,836$1,057,265
80$1,544,391$624,916$453,017$1,092,076
81$1,651,277$604,895$417,551$1,129,454
82$1,767,470$582,298$379,302$1,169,690
83$1,893,869$556,948$338,126$1,213,107
84$2,031,464$528,658$293,873$1,260,067
85$2,181,343$497,232$246,388$1,310,971
86$2,344,703$462,460$195,505$1,366,267
87$2,522,864$424,121$141,055$1,426,452
88$2,717,275$381,982$82,860$1,492,080
89$2,929,535$335,797$20,733$1,563,767
90$3,161,400$285,303$0$1,642,196
91$3,414,807$230,227$0$1,732,502
92$3,691,886$170,277$0$1,833,564
93$3,994,983$105,146$0$1,944,344
94$4,326,682$34,508$0$2,065,903
95$4,689,826$0$0$2,199,416
96$5,087,549$0$0$2,368,358
97$5,523,299$0$0$2,573,506
98$6,000,876$0$0$2,798,432
99$6,524,463$0$0$3,045,117
100$7,098,668$0$0$3,315,743