Can I retire at age 68 with 926,000?

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 $926,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$76,468$75,787$75,123$74,474$73,841$71,939
2 years$37,856$37,151$36,467$35,805$35,162$33,259
3 years$24,986$24,278$23,597$22,940$22,308$20,463
4 years$18,553$17,847$17,172$16,527$15,910$14,137
5 years$14,694$13,992$13,326$12,695$12,095$10,399
6 years$12,122$11,426$10,770$10,152$9,570$7,953
7 years$10,286$9,595$8,950$8,346$7,783$6,245
8 years$8,909$8,225$7,590$7,002$6,457$4,996
9 years$7,839$7,161$6,537$5,964$5,438$4,054
10 years$6,984$6,312$5,699$5,141$4,633$3,325
11 years$6,284$5,620$5,018$4,474$3,985$2,750
12 years$5,701$5,044$4,453$3,924$3,453$2,289
13 years$5,209$4,558$3,978$3,465$3,011$1,916
14 years$4,787$4,143$3,575$3,076$2,640$1,610
15 years$4,422$3,785$3,227$2,743$2,324$1,359
16 years$4,103$3,473$2,926$2,456$2,054$1,149
17 years$3,821$3,198$2,663$2,207$1,821$975
18 years$3,571$2,955$2,431$1,989$1,619$829
19 years$3,348$2,739$2,225$1,797$1,443$706
20 years$3,147$2,545$2,042$1,627$1,289$602
21 years$2,966$2,371$1,878$1,477$1,154$514
22 years$2,801$2,213$1,731$1,343$1,034$439
23 years$2,651$2,070$1,598$1,223$928$375
24 years$2,514$1,939$1,478$1,115$834$321
25 years$2,387$1,820$1,369$1,019$751$275
26 years$2,271$1,710$1,270$931$676$236
27 years$2,164$1,610$1,179$853$610$202
28 years$2,064$1,517$1,096$781$550$173
29 years$1,971$1,431$1,020$716$497$149
30 years$1,885$1,351$950$657$449$128
31 years$1,804$1,277$886$604$406$110
32 years$1,729$1,209$827$555$367$94
33 years$1,658$1,145$772$510$332$81
34 years$1,592$1,085$721$469$301$70
35 years$1,530$1,029$674$432$272$60
36 years$1,471$977$631$398$247$51
37 years$1,415$928$590$367$224$44
38 years$1,363$882$553$338$203$38
39 years$1,313$838$518$312$184$33
40 years$1,266$798$485$287$167$28
41 years$1,221$759$455$265$151$24
42 years$1,179$723$427$245$137$21
43 years$1,139$689$401$226$125$18
44 years$1,100$657$376$209$113$15
45 years$1,064$626$353$193$103$13
46 years$1,029$597$332$178$93$11
47 years$995$570$312$164$85$10
48 years$964$544$293$152$77$8
49 years$933$520$275$140$70$7
50 years$904$496$259$130$63$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $926,000, adding $2,381 every year, while hoping to spend $46,010 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: 44/37/19 Blend
67$926,000$926,000$926,000$926,000
68$1,022,908$973,830$959,477$1,062,198
69$1,078,290$972,593$942,665$1,088,837
70$1,137,780$969,754$923,748$1,112,972
71$1,201,746$965,185$902,607$1,138,174
72$1,270,597$958,751$879,116$1,164,562
73$1,344,777$950,310$853,147$1,192,272
74$1,424,779$939,709$824,561$1,221,457
75$1,511,139$926,789$793,217$1,252,287
76$1,604,452$911,377$758,966$1,284,953
77$1,705,366$893,295$721,651$1,319,672
78$1,814,597$872,350$681,110$1,356,683
79$1,932,931$848,340$637,173$1,396,255
80$2,061,232$821,051$589,660$1,438,690
81$2,200,451$790,256$538,387$1,484,325
82$2,351,633$755,714$483,159$1,533,533
83$2,515,928$717,173$423,773$1,586,736
84$2,694,600$674,362$360,017$1,644,400
85$2,889,041$626,998$291,670$1,707,047
86$3,100,783$574,780$218,500$1,775,257
87$3,331,509$517,391$140,267$1,849,676
88$3,583,075$454,495$56,717$1,931,024
89$3,857,521$385,737$0$2,020,101
90$4,157,092$310,742$0$2,124,376
91$4,484,262$229,116$0$2,250,956
92$4,841,753$140,438$0$2,389,491
93$5,232,561$44,269$0$2,541,260
94$5,659,985$0$0$2,707,682
95$6,127,658$0$0$2,914,698
96$6,639,580$0$0$3,161,140
97$7,200,155$0$0$3,431,116
98$7,814,234$0$0$3,726,978
99$8,487,159$0$0$4,051,313
100$9,224,811$0$0$4,406,972