Can I retire at age 68 with 951,000?

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:
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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 $951,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.3%
1 years$78,533$77,833$77,151$76,485$75,834$72,998
2 years$38,878$38,154$37,452$36,771$36,111$33,287
3 years$25,661$24,934$24,234$23,560$22,911$20,186
4 years$19,054$18,329$17,636$16,974$16,340$13,737
5 years$15,091$14,370$13,686$13,037$12,421$9,946
6 years$12,449$11,734$11,061$10,426$9,829$7,482
7 years$10,564$9,854$9,191$8,572$7,993$5,775
8 years$9,150$8,447$7,795$7,191$6,631$4,540
9 years$8,051$7,355$6,714$6,125$5,584$3,617
10 years$7,172$6,483$5,853$5,280$4,758$2,911
11 years$6,454$5,771$5,153$4,595$4,092$2,361
12 years$5,855$5,180$4,573$4,030$3,546$1,927
13 years$5,350$4,681$4,086$3,558$3,092$1,580
14 years$4,916$4,255$3,671$3,159$2,711$1,301
15 years$4,541$3,887$3,315$2,817$2,387$1,074
16 years$4,213$3,566$3,005$2,522$2,109$890
17 years$3,924$3,284$2,735$2,266$1,870$738
18 years$3,668$3,035$2,496$2,042$1,663$614
19 years$3,438$2,813$2,285$1,845$1,482$511
20 years$3,232$2,614$2,097$1,671$1,324$426
21 years$3,046$2,435$1,929$1,517$1,185$355
22 years$2,877$2,273$1,778$1,379$1,062$296
23 years$2,723$2,126$1,642$1,256$953$248
24 years$2,581$1,992$1,518$1,146$857$207
25 years$2,452$1,869$1,406$1,046$771$173
26 years$2,332$1,756$1,304$957$695$145
27 years$2,222$1,653$1,211$876$626$121
28 years$2,120$1,558$1,126$802$565$101
29 years$2,024$1,469$1,048$736$510$85
30 years$1,936$1,388$976$675$461$71
31 years$1,853$1,312$910$620$417$60
32 years$1,776$1,241$849$570$377$50
33 years$1,703$1,176$793$524$341$42
34 years$1,635$1,114$741$482$309$35
35 years$1,571$1,057$692$444$280$29
36 years$1,510$1,003$648$409$254$25
37 years$1,453$953$606$377$230$21
38 years$1,399$905$568$347$208$17
39 years$1,348$861$532$320$189$14
40 years$1,300$819$499$295$171$12
41 years$1,254$780$467$272$155$10
42 years$1,211$743$438$251$141$9
43 years$1,169$707$411$232$128$7
44 years$1,130$674$386$214$116$6
45 years$1,092$643$363$198$105$5
46 years$1,057$613$341$183$96$4
47 years$1,022$585$320$169$87$4
48 years$990$559$301$156$79$3
49 years$958$534$283$144$72$2
50 years$929$510$266$133$65$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $951,000, adding $2,517 every year, while hoping to spend $44,452 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: 50/29/21 Blend
67$951,000$951,000$951,000$951,000
68$1,050,598$1,000,195$985,455$1,096,840
69$1,110,463$1,001,908$971,171$1,130,851
70$1,174,943$1,002,215$954,919$1,163,053
71$1,244,465$1,001,001$936,585$1,197,122
72$1,319,492$998,141$916,053$1,233,250
73$1,400,536$993,507$893,197$1,271,653
74$1,488,161$986,959$867,889$1,312,572
75$1,582,983$978,350$839,993$1,356,271
76$1,685,683$967,524$809,369$1,403,049
77$1,797,007$954,318$775,867$1,453,233
78$1,917,777$938,554$739,334$1,507,191
79$2,048,896$920,049$699,607$1,565,328
80$2,191,358$898,605$656,518$1,628,096
81$2,346,254$874,015$609,889$1,695,995
82$2,514,789$846,059$559,538$1,769,582
83$2,698,285$814,503$505,269$1,849,471
84$2,898,197$779,101$446,883$1,936,347
85$3,116,128$739,592$384,169$2,030,968
86$3,353,841$695,700$316,906$2,134,174
87$3,613,277$647,133$244,866$2,246,896
88$3,896,571$593,582$167,809$2,370,165
89$4,206,076$534,722$85,485$2,505,123
90$4,544,380$470,208$0$2,653,035
91$4,914,333$399,674$0$2,815,834
92$5,319,074$322,737$0$3,015,014
93$5,762,058$238,990$0$3,233,181
94$6,247,090$148,003$0$3,472,301
95$6,778,360$49,322$0$3,734,543
96$7,360,484$0$0$4,022,304
97$7,998,541$0$0$4,356,589
98$8,698,131$0$0$4,740,468
99$9,465,416$0$0$5,161,598
100$10,307,187$0$0$5,623,718