Can I retire at age 69 with 656,000?

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 $656,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$54,172$53,689$53,219$52,759$52,310$51,150
2 years$26,818$26,318$25,834$25,365$24,910$23,746
3 years$17,701$17,199$16,716$16,252$15,804$14,674
4 years$13,143$12,643$12,165$11,708$11,271$10,184
5 years$10,410$9,913$9,441$8,993$8,568$7,526
6 years$8,588$8,094$7,630$7,192$6,780$5,784
7 years$7,287$6,798$6,340$5,913$5,514$4,565
8 years$6,312$5,827$5,377$4,960$4,574$3,672
9 years$5,553$5,073$4,631$4,225$3,852$2,996
10 years$4,947$4,472$4,038$3,642$3,282$2,470
11 years$4,452$3,981$3,555$3,170$2,823$2,055
12 years$4,039$3,573$3,155$2,780$2,446$1,721
13 years$3,690$3,229$2,818$2,454$2,133$1,449
14 years$3,391$2,935$2,532$2,179$1,870$1,225
15 years$3,133$2,681$2,286$1,943$1,646$1,040
16 years$2,906$2,460$2,073$1,740$1,455$886
17 years$2,707$2,266$1,886$1,563$1,290$756
18 years$2,530$2,094$1,722$1,409$1,147$647
19 years$2,372$1,940$1,576$1,273$1,023$555
20 years$2,230$1,803$1,447$1,153$913$476
21 years$2,101$1,679$1,331$1,046$817$409
22 years$1,984$1,568$1,226$951$733$352
23 years$1,878$1,466$1,132$866$658$303
24 years$1,781$1,374$1,047$790$591$262
25 years$1,691$1,289$970$722$532$226
26 years$1,609$1,212$900$660$479$195
27 years$1,533$1,140$835$604$432$168
28 years$1,462$1,074$777$553$390$145
29 years$1,396$1,014$723$507$352$126
30 years$1,335$957$673$466$318$109
31 years$1,278$905$628$428$288$94
32 years$1,225$856$586$393$260$81
33 years$1,175$811$547$361$235$70
34 years$1,128$769$511$333$213$61
35 years$1,084$729$478$306$193$53
36 years$1,042$692$447$282$175$46
37 years$1,003$657$418$260$158$40
38 years$965$625$392$239$144$34
39 years$930$594$367$221$130$30
40 years$897$565$344$204$118$26
41 years$865$538$322$188$107$22
42 years$835$512$302$173$97$19
43 years$807$488$284$160$88$17
44 years$779$465$266$148$80$14
45 years$754$444$250$137$73$13
46 years$729$423$235$126$66$11
47 years$705$404$221$116$60$9
48 years$683$386$207$108$54$8
49 years$661$368$195$99$49$7
50 years$640$352$183$92$45$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $656,000, adding $2,395 every year, while hoping to spend $51,406 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: 82/10/8 Blend
68$656,000$656,000$656,000$656,000
69$725,382$690,614$680,446$783,964
70$744,676$669,759$648,546$801,788
71$764,214$646,159$613,854$814,257
72$783,968$619,625$576,222$826,375
73$803,904$589,958$535,497$838,077
74$823,983$556,946$491,516$849,294
75$844,159$520,366$444,112$859,948
76$864,381$479,982$393,107$869,951
77$884,590$435,543$338,319$879,211
78$904,721$386,787$279,554$887,624
79$924,696$333,433$216,613$895,075
80$944,431$275,188$149,286$901,439
81$963,830$211,739$77,354$906,580
82$982,784$142,757$589$910,346
83$1,001,172$67,896$0$912,570
84$1,018,856$0$0$920,014
85$1,035,685$0$0$927,494
86$1,051,487$0$0$941,509
87$1,066,071$0$0$954,415
88$1,079,223$0$0$966,018
89$1,090,706$0$0$976,105
90$1,100,254$0$0$984,434
91$1,107,573$0$0$990,738
92$1,112,333$0$0$994,721
93$1,114,171$0$0$996,053
94$1,112,679$0$0$994,367
95$1,107,409$0$0$989,255
96$1,097,860$0$0$980,266
97$1,083,478$0$0$966,898
98$1,063,649$0$0$948,596
99$1,037,692$0$0$924,744
100$1,004,851$0$0$894,660