Can I retire at age 68 with 744,000?

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 $744,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$61,439$60,892$60,358$59,836$59,328$58,059
2 years$30,415$29,849$29,300$28,768$28,251$26,979
3 years$20,075$19,507$18,959$18,432$17,924$16,688
4 years$14,907$14,339$13,797$13,279$12,783$11,593
5 years$11,806$11,242$10,707$10,200$9,718$8,577
6 years$9,740$9,180$8,653$8,157$7,689$6,599
7 years$8,264$7,709$7,191$6,706$6,253$5,214
8 years$7,158$6,608$6,098$5,626$5,188$4,199
9 years$6,298$5,754$5,252$4,792$4,369$3,429
10 years$5,611$5,072$4,579$4,130$3,723$2,832
11 years$5,049$4,515$4,031$3,595$3,202$2,358
12 years$4,581$4,052$3,578$3,153$2,774$1,977
13 years$4,185$3,662$3,197$2,784$2,419$1,667
14 years$3,846$3,329$2,872$2,471$2,121$1,412
15 years$3,553$3,041$2,593$2,204$1,867$1,200
16 years$3,296$2,790$2,351$1,973$1,650$1,024
17 years$3,070$2,570$2,139$1,773$1,463$875
18 years$2,869$2,374$1,953$1,598$1,301$750
19 years$2,690$2,201$1,788$1,444$1,160$644
20 years$2,529$2,045$1,641$1,308$1,036$553
21 years$2,383$1,905$1,509$1,187$927$476
22 years$2,251$1,778$1,391$1,079$831$411
23 years$2,130$1,663$1,284$983$746$354
24 years$2,020$1,558$1,188$896$670$306
25 years$1,918$1,462$1,100$818$603$264
26 years$1,825$1,374$1,020$748$543$229
27 years$1,738$1,293$947$685$490$198
28 years$1,658$1,219$881$628$442$171
29 years$1,584$1,150$820$576$399$148
30 years$1,514$1,086$763$528$361$128
31 years$1,450$1,026$712$485$326$111
32 years$1,389$971$664$446$295$96
33 years$1,332$920$620$410$267$84
34 years$1,279$872$579$377$242$72
35 years$1,229$827$542$347$219$63
36 years$1,182$785$507$320$198$54
37 years$1,137$745$474$295$180$47
38 years$1,095$708$444$272$163$41
39 years$1,055$674$416$250$148$36
40 years$1,017$641$390$231$134$31
41 years$981$610$366$213$122$27
42 years$947$581$343$197$110$23
43 years$915$553$322$182$100$20
44 years$884$528$302$168$91$17
45 years$855$503$284$155$83$15
46 years$827$480$266$143$75$13
47 years$800$458$250$132$68$11
48 years$774$437$235$122$62$10
49 years$750$418$221$113$56$9
50 years$726$399$208$104$51$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $744,000, adding $6,326 every year, while hoping to spend $29,675 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: 51/28/21 Blend
67$744,000$744,000$744,000$744,000
68$826,413$786,981$775,449$863,438
69$879,133$793,969$769,853$896,678
70$936,237$800,305$763,074$929,233
71$998,138$805,926$755,043$964,006
72$1,065,296$810,764$745,684$1,001,216
73$1,138,211$814,747$734,920$1,041,110
74$1,217,439$817,799$722,670$1,083,957
75$1,303,586$819,840$708,848$1,130,057
76$1,397,322$820,782$693,365$1,179,743
77$1,499,384$820,535$676,127$1,233,379
78$1,610,581$819,001$657,037$1,291,374
79$1,731,805$816,078$635,993$1,354,174
80$1,864,039$811,654$612,888$1,422,276
81$2,008,360$805,616$587,610$1,496,230
82$2,165,960$797,838$560,042$1,576,641
83$2,338,147$788,190$530,062$1,664,182
84$2,526,361$776,535$497,542$1,759,592
85$2,732,189$762,725$462,349$1,863,693
86$2,957,378$746,604$424,344$1,977,389
87$3,203,852$728,008$383,380$2,101,682
88$3,473,727$706,763$339,306$2,237,678
89$3,769,337$682,685$291,962$2,386,600
90$4,093,250$655,577$241,183$2,549,797
91$4,448,294$625,233$186,796$2,728,761
92$4,837,585$591,434$128,619$2,925,140
93$5,264,554$553,950$66,463$3,140,753
94$5,732,981$512,535$131$3,377,609
95$6,247,027$466,931$0$3,637,929
96$6,811,278$416,865$0$3,939,993
97$7,430,785$362,048$0$4,271,736
98$8,111,112$302,175$0$4,636,166
99$8,858,387$236,924$0$5,036,631
100$9,679,362$165,953$0$5,476,826