Can I retire at age 68 with 876,000?

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 $876,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.5%
1 years$72,339$71,695$71,066$70,453$69,853$69,124
2 years$35,812$35,145$34,498$33,871$33,264$32,529
3 years$23,637$22,967$22,323$21,702$21,104$20,387
4 years$17,551$16,883$16,245$15,635$15,051$14,358
5 years$13,901$13,237$12,607$12,009$11,442$10,773
6 years$11,468$10,809$10,188$9,604$9,054$8,411
7 years$9,730$9,077$8,466$7,896$7,363$6,747
8 years$8,428$7,781$7,180$6,624$6,108$5,518
9 years$7,416$6,775$6,184$5,642$5,144$4,580
10 years$6,606$5,972$5,392$4,863$4,383$3,845
11 years$5,945$5,316$4,747$4,233$3,770$3,257
12 years$5,394$4,771$4,213$3,713$3,267$2,778
13 years$4,928$4,312$3,764$3,278$2,849$2,384
14 years$4,529$3,919$3,382$2,909$2,497$2,056
15 years$4,183$3,581$3,053$2,595$2,199$1,781
16 years$3,881$3,285$2,768$2,323$1,943$1,548
17 years$3,615$3,025$2,519$2,087$1,723$1,349
18 years$3,378$2,796$2,299$1,881$1,532$1,178
19 years$3,167$2,591$2,105$1,700$1,365$1,032
20 years$2,977$2,408$1,932$1,540$1,220$905
21 years$2,806$2,243$1,777$1,397$1,091$795
22 years$2,650$2,093$1,638$1,270$978$700
23 years$2,508$1,958$1,512$1,157$878$617
24 years$2,378$1,834$1,399$1,055$789$544
25 years$2,258$1,722$1,295$964$710$480
26 years$2,148$1,618$1,201$881$640$424
27 years$2,047$1,523$1,116$807$577$375
28 years$1,952$1,435$1,037$739$520$332
29 years$1,865$1,354$965$678$470$294
30 years$1,783$1,278$899$622$425$260
31 years$1,707$1,208$838$571$384$230
32 years$1,636$1,143$782$525$347$204
33 years$1,569$1,083$730$483$314$181
34 years$1,506$1,026$682$444$285$160
35 years$1,447$973$638$409$258$142
36 years$1,391$924$597$377$234$126
37 years$1,339$878$558$347$212$112
38 years$1,289$834$523$320$192$99
39 years$1,242$793$490$295$174$88
40 years$1,198$754$459$272$158$78
41 years$1,155$718$431$251$143$70
42 years$1,115$684$404$232$130$62
43 years$1,077$652$379$214$118$55
44 years$1,041$621$356$197$107$49
45 years$1,006$592$334$182$97$43
46 years$973$565$314$168$88$38
47 years$942$539$295$156$80$34
48 years$912$515$277$144$73$30
49 years$883$492$260$133$66$27
50 years$855$470$245$123$60$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $876,000, adding $6,641 every year, while hoping to spend $51,466 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: 45/35/20 Blend
67$876,000$876,000$876,000$876,000
68$972,202$925,774$912,196$1,010,086
69$1,016,607$916,378$887,995$1,027,952
70$1,063,817$904,796$861,259$1,041,705
71$1,114,063$890,867$831,847$1,055,552
72$1,167,598$874,421$799,615$1,069,528
73$1,224,701$855,275$764,410$1,083,671
74$1,285,676$833,239$726,073$1,098,030
75$1,350,856$808,109$684,438$1,112,661
76$1,420,606$779,669$639,330$1,127,629
77$1,495,328$747,693$590,567$1,143,014
78$1,575,461$711,940$537,961$1,158,906
79$1,661,488$672,154$481,312$1,175,408
80$1,753,936$628,066$420,413$1,192,643
81$1,853,389$579,393$355,047$1,210,749
82$1,960,482$525,831$284,989$1,229,885
83$2,075,918$467,063$210,003$1,250,234
84$2,200,466$402,753$129,842$1,272,002
85$2,334,970$332,545$44,249$1,295,426
86$2,480,361$256,064$0$1,320,772
87$2,637,659$172,913$0$1,358,394
88$2,807,988$82,672$0$1,409,316
89$2,992,580$0$0$1,464,532
90$3,192,793$0$0$1,530,361
91$3,410,120$0$0$1,636,465
92$3,646,201$0$0$1,751,818
93$3,902,843$0$0$1,877,312
94$4,182,031$0$0$2,013,930
95$4,485,950$0$0$2,162,756
96$4,817,006$0$0$2,324,979
97$5,177,845$0$0$2,501,910
98$5,571,378$0$0$2,694,991
99$6,000,812$0$0$2,905,810
100$6,469,674$0$0$3,136,114