Can I retire at age 69 with 378,000?

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 $378,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$31,215$30,937$30,666$30,401$30,142$29,952
2 years$15,453$15,165$14,886$14,616$14,353$14,162
3 years$10,200$9,911$9,632$9,364$9,106$8,919
4 years$7,573$7,285$7,010$6,747$6,495$6,313
5 years$5,998$5,712$5,440$5,182$4,937$4,762
6 years$4,948$4,664$4,396$4,144$3,907$3,738
7 years$4,199$3,917$3,653$3,407$3,177$3,015
8 years$3,637$3,358$3,098$2,858$2,636$2,480
9 years$3,200$2,923$2,669$2,434$2,220$2,070
10 years$2,851$2,577$2,327$2,099$1,891$1,749
11 years$2,565$2,294$2,048$1,826$1,627$1,490
12 years$2,327$2,059$1,818$1,602$1,410$1,279
13 years$2,126$1,861$1,624$1,414$1,229$1,105
14 years$1,954$1,691$1,459$1,255$1,077$959
15 years$1,805$1,545$1,317$1,120$949$836
16 years$1,675$1,418$1,194$1,003$838$732
17 years$1,560$1,305$1,087$901$743$642
18 years$1,458$1,206$992$812$661$565
19 years$1,367$1,118$908$733$589$498
20 years$1,285$1,039$834$664$526$440
21 years$1,211$968$767$603$471$390
22 years$1,143$903$707$548$422$346
23 years$1,082$845$653$499$379$307
24 years$1,026$792$603$455$341$273
25 years$975$743$559$416$306$243
26 years$927$698$518$380$276$216
27 years$883$657$481$348$249$192
28 years$842$619$447$319$225$172
29 years$805$584$416$292$203$153
30 years$769$552$388$268$183$137
31 years$737$521$362$246$166$122
32 years$706$493$337$227$150$109
33 years$677$467$315$208$136$98
34 years$650$443$294$192$123$87
35 years$624$420$275$176$111$78
36 years$600$399$257$162$101$70
37 years$578$379$241$150$91$62
38 years$556$360$226$138$83$56
39 years$536$342$211$127$75$50
40 years$517$326$198$117$68$45
41 years$499$310$186$108$62$40
42 years$481$295$174$100$56$36
43 years$465$281$164$92$51$32
44 years$449$268$154$85$46$29
45 years$434$256$144$79$42$26
46 years$420$244$135$73$38$23
47 years$406$233$127$67$35$21
48 years$393$222$120$62$31$19
49 years$381$212$112$57$29$17
50 years$369$203$106$53$26$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $378,000, adding $4,972 every year, while hoping to spend $34,022 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: 67/8/25 Blend
68$378,000$378,000$378,000$378,000
69$421,685$401,651$395,792$446,902
70$428,497$385,132$372,851$447,951
71$434,865$366,664$348,003$444,774
72$440,705$346,115$321,145$440,518
73$445,928$323,346$292,175$435,076
74$450,433$298,210$260,982$428,334
75$454,106$270,551$227,454$420,166
76$456,822$240,205$191,471$410,435
77$458,441$206,999$152,909$398,991
78$458,809$170,749$111,638$385,672
79$457,753$131,261$67,524$370,298
80$455,083$88,331$20,424$352,676
81$450,584$41,743$0$332,591
82$444,023$0$0$317,772
83$435,139$0$0$307,105
84$423,642$0$0$298,170
85$409,211$0$0$287,055
86$391,493$0$0$273,498
87$370,095$0$0$257,209
88$344,583$0$0$237,866
89$314,475$0$0$215,115
90$279,241$0$0$188,563
91$238,293$0$0$157,774
92$190,981$0$0$122,270
93$136,587$0$0$81,518
94$74,319$0$0$34,934
95$3,298$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0