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%14.9%
1 years$61,439$60,892$60,358$59,836$59,328$58,130
2 years$30,415$29,849$29,300$28,768$28,251$27,050
3 years$20,075$19,507$18,959$18,432$17,924$16,756
4 years$14,907$14,339$13,797$13,279$12,783$11,658
5 years$11,806$11,242$10,707$10,200$9,718$8,639
6 years$9,740$9,180$8,653$8,157$7,689$6,657
7 years$8,264$7,709$7,191$6,706$6,253$5,269
8 years$7,158$6,608$6,098$5,626$5,188$4,250
9 years$6,298$5,754$5,252$4,792$4,369$3,478
10 years$5,611$5,072$4,579$4,130$3,723$2,877
11 years$5,049$4,515$4,031$3,595$3,202$2,401
12 years$4,581$4,052$3,578$3,153$2,774$2,017
13 years$4,185$3,662$3,197$2,784$2,419$1,704
14 years$3,846$3,329$2,872$2,471$2,121$1,446
15 years$3,553$3,041$2,593$2,204$1,867$1,232
16 years$3,296$2,790$2,351$1,973$1,650$1,053
17 years$3,070$2,570$2,139$1,773$1,463$902
18 years$2,869$2,374$1,953$1,598$1,301$774
19 years$2,690$2,201$1,788$1,444$1,160$666
20 years$2,529$2,045$1,641$1,308$1,036$574
21 years$2,383$1,905$1,509$1,187$927$495
22 years$2,251$1,778$1,391$1,079$831$428
23 years$2,130$1,663$1,284$983$746$370
24 years$2,020$1,558$1,188$896$670$320
25 years$1,918$1,462$1,100$818$603$278
26 years$1,825$1,374$1,020$748$543$241
27 years$1,738$1,293$947$685$490$209
28 years$1,658$1,219$881$628$442$181
29 years$1,584$1,150$820$576$399$157
30 years$1,514$1,086$763$528$361$136
31 years$1,450$1,026$712$485$326$118
32 years$1,389$971$664$446$295$103
33 years$1,332$920$620$410$267$89
34 years$1,279$872$579$377$242$78
35 years$1,229$827$542$347$219$68
36 years$1,182$785$507$320$198$59
37 years$1,137$745$474$295$180$51
38 years$1,095$708$444$272$163$44
39 years$1,055$674$416$250$148$39
40 years$1,017$641$390$231$134$34
41 years$981$610$366$213$122$29
42 years$947$581$343$197$110$25
43 years$915$553$322$182$100$22
44 years$884$528$302$168$91$19
45 years$855$503$284$155$83$17
46 years$827$480$266$143$75$15
47 years$800$458$250$132$68$13
48 years$774$437$235$122$62$11
49 years$750$418$221$113$56$10
50 years$726$399$208$104$51$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $744,000, adding $6,827 every year, while hoping to spend $51,946 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: 54/26/20 Blend
67$744,000$744,000$744,000$744,000
68$826,930$787,498$775,966$866,739
69$856,007$770,815$746,691$878,084
70$886,308$751,574$714,694$884,384
71$917,905$729,594$679,829$890,119
72$950,872$704,685$641,944$895,251
73$985,290$676,644$600,879$899,739
74$1,021,249$645,259$556,467$903,544
75$1,058,842$610,302$508,535$906,625
76$1,098,173$571,536$456,899$908,940
77$1,139,352$528,707$401,371$910,447
78$1,182,500$481,547$341,751$911,104
79$1,227,748$429,776$277,832$910,869
80$1,275,236$373,094$209,398$909,701
81$1,325,120$311,185$136,223$907,558
82$1,377,566$243,717$58,070$904,401
83$1,432,756$170,337$0$900,190
84$1,490,888$90,674$0$900,295
85$1,552,177$4,336$0$912,853
86$1,616,858$0$0$925,483
87$1,685,186$0$0$963,709
88$1,757,442$0$0$1,005,475
89$1,833,929$0$0$1,049,720
90$1,914,980$0$0$1,096,641
91$2,000,959$0$0$1,146,453
92$2,092,264$0$0$1,199,392
93$2,189,329$0$0$1,255,715
94$2,292,629$0$0$1,315,703
95$2,402,686$0$0$1,379,665
96$2,520,069$0$0$1,447,938
97$2,645,403$0$0$1,520,893
98$2,779,372$0$0$1,598,935
99$2,922,726$0$0$1,682,510
100$3,076,288$0$0$1,772,104