Can I retire at age 68 with 963,000?

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 $963,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$79,524$78,815$78,124$77,450$76,791$76,179
2 years$39,368$38,635$37,924$37,235$36,567$35,951
3 years$25,985$25,248$24,540$23,857$23,200$22,597
4 years$19,294$18,560$17,859$17,188$16,546$15,963
5 years$15,281$14,551$13,859$13,202$12,578$12,015
6 years$12,607$11,882$11,200$10,558$9,953$9,411
7 years$10,697$9,979$9,307$8,680$8,094$7,574
8 years$9,265$8,554$7,893$7,281$6,715$6,216
9 years$8,152$7,447$6,799$6,202$5,655$5,178
10 years$7,263$6,565$5,927$5,346$4,818$4,362
11 years$6,535$5,844$5,218$4,653$4,144$3,708
12 years$5,929$5,245$4,631$4,081$3,591$3,176
13 years$5,417$4,740$4,137$3,603$3,131$2,736
14 years$4,978$4,309$3,718$3,198$2,745$2,369
15 years$4,598$3,936$3,356$2,852$2,417$2,060
16 years$4,266$3,611$3,043$2,554$2,136$1,797
17 years$3,974$3,326$2,769$2,295$1,894$1,573
18 years$3,714$3,073$2,528$2,068$1,684$1,380
19 years$3,482$2,848$2,314$1,869$1,501$1,214
20 years$3,273$2,647$2,124$1,692$1,341$1,070
21 years$3,084$2,465$1,953$1,536$1,200$944
22 years$2,913$2,301$1,800$1,397$1,075$834
23 years$2,757$2,152$1,662$1,272$965$738
24 years$2,614$2,017$1,537$1,160$868$654
25 years$2,483$1,893$1,424$1,059$781$580
26 years$2,362$1,779$1,321$969$703$515
27 years$2,250$1,674$1,226$887$634$457
28 years$2,146$1,577$1,140$812$572$407
29 years$2,050$1,488$1,061$745$517$362
30 years$1,960$1,405$988$684$467$322
31 years$1,876$1,328$921$628$422$287
32 years$1,798$1,257$860$577$382$255
33 years$1,725$1,190$803$531$346$227
34 years$1,656$1,128$750$488$313$203
35 years$1,591$1,070$701$449$283$181
36 years$1,529$1,016$656$414$257$161
37 years$1,472$965$614$381$233$144
38 years$1,417$917$575$352$211$128
39 years$1,366$872$539$324$191$114
40 years$1,317$829$505$299$174$102
41 years$1,270$790$473$276$157$91
42 years$1,226$752$444$255$143$81
43 years$1,184$716$417$235$130$73
44 years$1,144$683$391$217$118$65
45 years$1,106$651$367$200$107$58
46 years$1,070$621$345$185$97$52
47 years$1,035$593$324$171$88$46
48 years$1,002$566$305$158$80$41
49 years$971$540$286$146$73$37
50 years$940$516$269$135$66$33

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $963,000, adding $4,700 every year, while hoping to spend $45,349 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: 71/11/18 Blend
67$963,000$963,000$963,000$963,000
68$1,066,074$1,015,035$1,000,109$1,136,886
69$1,126,563$1,016,521$985,361$1,186,094
70$1,191,701$1,016,559$968,600$1,234,073
71$1,261,916$1,015,032$949,709$1,285,452
72$1,337,676$1,011,813$928,569$1,340,559
73$1,419,494$1,006,768$905,052$1,399,758
74$1,507,938$999,755$879,026$1,463,452
75$1,603,629$990,623$850,354$1,532,083
76$1,707,248$979,214$818,891$1,606,141
77$1,819,549$965,356$784,485$1,686,166
78$1,941,357$948,872$746,979$1,772,755
79$2,073,579$929,571$706,207$1,866,565
80$2,217,216$907,252$661,996$1,968,323
81$2,373,366$881,701$614,167$2,078,831
82$2,543,237$852,693$562,530$2,198,974
83$2,728,161$819,989$506,889$2,329,728
84$2,929,601$783,336$447,037$2,472,172
85$3,149,168$742,466$382,760$2,627,495
86$3,388,634$697,098$313,833$2,797,010
87$3,649,951$646,932$240,023$2,982,165
88$3,935,265$591,651$161,083$3,184,559
89$4,246,942$530,921$76,759$3,405,957
90$4,587,583$464,390$0$3,648,303
91$4,960,055$391,683$0$3,916,287
92$5,367,512$312,407$0$4,225,635
93$5,813,428$226,145$0$4,564,257
94$6,301,627$132,456$0$4,935,097
95$6,836,323$30,876$0$5,341,395
96$7,422,153$0$0$5,786,724
97$8,064,227$0$0$6,284,594
98$8,768,170$0$0$6,834,585
99$9,540,180$0$0$7,437,808
100$10,387,080$0$0$8,099,601