Can I retire at age 68 with 769,000?

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 $769,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$63,503$62,938$62,386$61,847$61,321$60,480
2 years$31,437$30,852$30,284$29,734$29,201$28,354
3 years$20,750$20,162$19,596$19,051$18,526$17,701
4 years$15,407$14,821$14,261$13,725$13,213$12,416
5 years$12,203$11,620$11,067$10,542$10,044$9,277
6 years$10,067$9,489$8,944$8,431$7,948$7,212
7 years$8,542$7,969$7,432$6,931$6,464$5,759
8 years$7,399$6,830$6,303$5,815$5,362$4,689
9 years$6,510$5,947$5,429$4,953$4,516$3,874
10 years$5,800$5,242$4,733$4,269$3,848$3,236
11 years$5,219$4,667$4,167$3,716$3,309$2,727
12 years$4,735$4,189$3,698$3,259$2,868$2,315
13 years$4,326$3,785$3,304$2,877$2,501$1,976
14 years$3,975$3,441$2,969$2,554$2,192$1,696
15 years$3,672$3,143$2,680$2,278$1,930$1,460
16 years$3,407$2,884$2,430$2,040$1,706$1,262
17 years$3,173$2,656$2,211$1,832$1,512$1,094
18 years$2,966$2,454$2,019$1,651$1,345$950
19 years$2,780$2,274$1,848$1,492$1,199$827
20 years$2,614$2,114$1,696$1,351$1,071$721
21 years$2,463$1,969$1,560$1,227$958$630
22 years$2,326$1,838$1,438$1,115$859$551
23 years$2,202$1,719$1,327$1,016$771$482
24 years$2,087$1,610$1,228$926$693$423
25 years$1,983$1,511$1,137$846$624$371
26 years$1,886$1,420$1,055$774$562$326
27 years$1,797$1,337$979$708$506$286
28 years$1,714$1,260$910$649$457$251
29 years$1,637$1,188$847$595$413$221
30 years$1,565$1,122$789$546$373$195
31 years$1,498$1,061$736$501$337$171
32 years$1,436$1,004$686$461$305$151
33 years$1,377$951$641$424$276$133
34 years$1,322$901$599$390$250$117
35 years$1,270$855$560$359$226$103
36 years$1,221$811$524$331$205$91
37 years$1,175$770$490$305$186$80
38 years$1,132$732$459$281$168$71
39 years$1,090$696$430$259$153$62
40 years$1,051$662$403$239$139$55
41 years$1,014$630$378$220$126$48
42 years$979$600$355$203$114$43
43 years$946$572$333$188$104$38
44 years$914$545$312$173$94$33
45 years$883$520$293$160$85$29
46 years$854$496$275$148$77$26
47 years$827$473$259$137$70$23
48 years$800$452$243$126$64$20
49 years$775$432$229$117$58$18
50 years$751$412$215$108$53$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $769,000, adding $4,465 every year, while hoping to spend $26,997 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: 57/33/10 Blend
67$769,000$769,000$769,000$769,000
68$852,044$811,287$799,367$898,303
69$910,228$822,315$797,421$941,055
70$973,441$832,979$794,506$984,223
71$1,042,170$843,232$790,559$1,030,608
72$1,116,945$853,025$785,517$1,080,521
73$1,198,355$862,305$779,313$1,134,306
74$1,287,045$871,015$771,877$1,192,342
75$1,383,724$879,095$763,136$1,255,046
76$1,489,174$886,482$753,012$1,322,879
77$1,604,256$893,106$741,424$1,396,349
78$1,729,917$898,895$728,288$1,476,018
79$1,867,200$903,771$713,517$1,562,505
80$2,017,251$907,653$697,016$1,656,492
81$2,181,334$910,452$678,690$1,758,734
82$2,360,842$912,075$658,438$1,870,060
83$2,557,305$912,424$636,153$1,991,389
84$2,772,410$911,393$611,724$2,123,733
85$3,008,016$908,871$585,037$2,268,207
86$3,266,167$904,739$555,969$2,426,043
87$3,549,116$898,872$524,394$2,598,599
88$3,859,345$891,136$490,180$2,787,375
89$4,199,587$881,390$453,190$2,994,024
90$4,572,850$869,483$413,277$3,220,370
91$4,982,451$855,258$370,292$3,468,424
92$5,432,041$838,546$324,077$3,740,407
93$5,925,642$819,168$274,466$4,038,766
94$6,467,687$796,936$221,290$4,366,202
95$7,063,055$771,649$164,367$4,725,693
96$7,717,124$743,098$103,511$5,120,524
97$8,435,817$711,056$38,525$5,554,318
98$9,225,661$675,289$0$6,031,073
99$10,093,845$635,545$0$6,558,483
100$11,048,290$591,559$0$7,142,723