Can I retire at age 68 with 897,000?

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:
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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 $897,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.3%
1 years$74,073$73,414$72,770$72,142$71,528$69,969
2 years$36,670$35,987$35,325$34,683$34,061$32,499
3 years$24,204$23,518$22,858$22,222$21,610$20,092
4 years$17,972$17,288$16,635$16,010$15,412$13,951
5 years$14,234$13,554$12,909$12,297$11,716$10,316
6 years$11,743$11,068$10,432$9,834$9,271$7,933
7 years$9,964$9,295$8,669$8,085$7,539$6,264
8 years$8,630$7,967$7,352$6,782$6,255$5,041
9 years$7,594$6,937$6,333$5,777$5,267$4,115
10 years$6,765$6,115$5,521$4,980$4,488$3,396
11 years$6,087$5,444$4,861$4,334$3,860$2,826
12 years$5,523$4,886$4,314$3,802$3,345$2,368
13 years$5,046$4,415$3,854$3,356$2,917$1,995
14 years$4,637$4,013$3,463$2,979$2,557$1,689
15 years$4,283$3,666$3,126$2,657$2,251$1,435
16 years$3,974$3,364$2,835$2,379$1,990$1,223
17 years$3,701$3,098$2,579$2,138$1,764$1,045
18 years$3,459$2,863$2,355$1,926$1,569$894
19 years$3,243$2,653$2,156$1,741$1,398$767
20 years$3,049$2,465$1,978$1,576$1,249$659
21 years$2,873$2,296$1,820$1,431$1,118$567
22 years$2,713$2,144$1,677$1,301$1,002$488
23 years$2,568$2,005$1,548$1,185$899$421
24 years$2,435$1,878$1,432$1,081$808$363
25 years$2,313$1,763$1,326$987$727$314
26 years$2,200$1,657$1,230$902$655$271
27 years$2,096$1,559$1,142$826$591$234
28 years$1,999$1,469$1,062$757$533$203
29 years$1,909$1,386$988$694$481$175
30 years$1,826$1,309$920$637$435$152
31 years$1,748$1,237$858$585$393$131
32 years$1,675$1,171$801$538$356$114
33 years$1,606$1,109$748$494$322$98
34 years$1,542$1,051$698$455$291$85
35 years$1,482$997$653$419$264$74
36 years$1,425$946$611$386$239$64
37 years$1,371$899$572$355$217$55
38 years$1,320$854$535$327$196$48
39 years$1,272$812$502$302$178$42
40 years$1,226$773$470$278$162$36
41 years$1,183$735$441$257$147$31
42 years$1,142$700$414$237$133$27
43 years$1,103$667$388$219$121$24
44 years$1,066$636$364$202$110$20
45 years$1,030$607$342$187$99$18
46 years$997$579$321$172$90$15
47 years$964$552$302$159$82$13
48 years$933$527$284$147$74$12
49 years$904$503$267$136$68$10
50 years$876$481$251$126$61$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $897,000, adding $6,136 every year, while hoping to spend $40,208 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: 73/13/14 Blend
67$897,000$897,000$897,000$897,000
68$994,823$947,282$933,379$1,063,986
69$1,053,514$950,918$921,866$1,114,230
70$1,116,844$953,385$908,620$1,163,712
71$1,185,244$954,582$893,540$1,216,836
72$1,259,186$954,404$876,521$1,273,956
73$1,339,191$952,738$857,453$1,335,458
74$1,425,832$949,465$836,221$1,401,768
75$1,519,736$944,458$812,703$1,473,359
76$1,621,595$937,583$786,775$1,550,751
77$1,732,169$928,696$758,304$1,634,515
78$1,852,295$917,647$727,151$1,725,285
79$1,982,893$904,274$693,174$1,823,758
80$2,124,973$888,409$656,221$1,930,703
81$2,279,650$869,871$616,134$2,046,969
82$2,448,149$848,470$572,750$2,173,491
83$2,631,819$824,003$525,895$2,311,302
84$2,832,142$796,257$475,390$2,461,540
85$3,050,752$765,005$421,047$2,625,463
86$3,289,447$730,009$362,671$2,804,454
87$3,550,206$691,014$300,055$3,000,041
88$3,835,207$647,754$232,987$3,213,911
89$4,146,849$599,945$161,243$3,447,922
90$4,487,773$547,287$84,590$3,704,124
91$4,860,886$489,465$2,784$3,984,778
92$5,269,391$426,143$0$4,292,378
93$5,716,813$356,968$0$4,642,298
94$6,207,035$281,566$0$5,026,212
95$6,744,333$199,544$0$5,447,089
96$7,333,418$110,485$0$5,908,660
97$7,979,476$13,948$0$6,415,039
98$8,688,221$0$0$6,970,758
99$9,465,945$0$0$7,593,763
100$10,319,580$0$0$8,279,810