Can I retire at age 68 with 961,000?

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 $961,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.1%
1 years$79,358$78,652$77,962$77,289$76,631$73,824
2 years$39,286$38,555$37,846$37,158$36,491$33,694
3 years$25,931$25,196$24,489$23,808$23,152$20,453
4 years$19,254$18,522$17,821$17,152$16,512$13,932
5 years$15,249$14,521$13,830$13,174$12,552$10,098
6 years$12,580$11,858$11,177$10,536$9,932$7,605
7 years$10,675$9,958$9,288$8,662$8,077$5,877
8 years$9,246$8,536$7,877$7,266$6,701$4,625
9 years$8,135$7,432$6,784$6,189$5,643$3,690
10 years$7,248$6,551$5,915$5,335$4,808$2,973
11 years$6,522$5,832$5,207$4,643$4,135$2,415
12 years$5,917$5,234$4,621$4,073$3,584$1,973
13 years$5,406$4,730$4,129$3,596$3,125$1,620
14 years$4,968$4,300$3,710$3,192$2,739$1,336
15 years$4,589$3,928$3,349$2,847$2,412$1,105
16 years$4,258$3,604$3,037$2,549$2,132$916
17 years$3,966$3,319$2,763$2,290$1,890$761
18 years$3,706$3,067$2,523$2,064$1,681$634
19 years$3,474$2,842$2,309$1,865$1,498$528
20 years$3,266$2,641$2,119$1,689$1,338$441
21 years$3,078$2,460$1,949$1,533$1,197$368
22 years$2,907$2,297$1,797$1,394$1,073$308
23 years$2,751$2,148$1,659$1,269$963$258
24 years$2,609$2,012$1,534$1,158$866$216
25 years$2,478$1,889$1,421$1,057$779$181
26 years$2,357$1,775$1,318$967$702$151
27 years$2,245$1,670$1,224$885$633$127
28 years$2,142$1,574$1,138$811$571$106
29 years$2,046$1,485$1,059$743$516$89
30 years$1,956$1,402$986$682$466$75
31 years$1,873$1,326$919$627$421$63
32 years$1,794$1,254$858$576$381$53
33 years$1,721$1,188$801$530$345$44
34 years$1,652$1,126$748$487$312$37
35 years$1,587$1,068$700$449$283$31
36 years$1,526$1,014$654$413$256$26
37 years$1,469$963$613$381$232$22
38 years$1,414$915$574$351$211$18
39 years$1,363$870$537$323$191$15
40 years$1,314$828$504$298$173$13
41 years$1,268$788$472$275$157$11
42 years$1,223$750$443$254$143$9
43 years$1,182$715$416$235$129$8
44 years$1,142$681$390$217$117$6
45 years$1,104$650$366$200$107$5
46 years$1,068$620$344$185$97$5
47 years$1,033$592$323$171$88$4
48 years$1,000$565$304$158$80$3
49 years$968$539$286$146$72$3
50 years$938$515$269$135$66$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $961,000, adding $2,974 every year, while hoping to spend $24,941 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: 34/45/21 Blend
67$961,000$961,000$961,000$961,000
68$1,062,090$1,011,157$996,261$1,091,288
69$1,143,886$1,034,166$1,003,099$1,136,169
70$1,233,189$1,057,468$1,009,330$1,182,034
71$1,330,739$1,081,048$1,014,907$1,230,981
72$1,437,350$1,104,895$1,019,782$1,283,298
73$1,553,918$1,128,993$1,023,903$1,339,301
74$1,681,429$1,153,325$1,027,215$1,399,343
75$1,820,970$1,177,874$1,029,662$1,463,807
76$1,973,738$1,202,618$1,031,184$1,533,122
77$2,141,049$1,227,536$1,031,719$1,607,755
78$2,324,355$1,252,604$1,031,201$1,688,225
79$2,525,253$1,277,796$1,029,559$1,775,103
80$2,745,502$1,303,081$1,026,723$1,869,019
81$2,987,042$1,328,430$1,022,617$1,970,669
82$3,252,005$1,353,809$1,017,160$2,080,818
83$3,542,744$1,379,179$1,010,269$2,200,313
84$3,861,848$1,404,503$1,001,856$2,330,085
85$4,212,169$1,429,736$991,831$2,471,164
86$4,596,850$1,454,833$980,097$2,624,684
87$5,019,352$1,479,743$966,554$2,791,897
88$5,483,488$1,504,413$951,096$2,974,183
89$5,993,460$1,528,785$933,613$3,173,066
90$6,553,894$1,552,797$913,991$3,390,224
91$7,169,889$1,576,382$892,108$3,627,512
92$7,847,062$1,599,469$867,837$3,886,971
93$8,591,601$1,621,982$841,048$4,170,856
94$9,410,323$1,643,837$811,602$4,481,653
95$10,310,739$1,664,949$779,354$4,822,104
96$11,301,126$1,685,223$744,154$5,195,232
97$12,390,601$1,704,559$705,844$5,604,373
98$13,589,210$1,722,851$664,257$6,053,203
99$14,908,023$1,739,984$619,223$6,545,781
100$16,359,235$1,755,836$570,561$7,086,578