Can I retire at age 69 with 738,000?

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 $738,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$60,943$60,400$59,871$59,354$58,849$58,577
2 years$30,170$29,608$29,064$28,536$28,023$27,748
3 years$19,914$19,349$18,806$18,283$17,779$17,510
4 years$14,786$14,224$13,686$13,172$12,680$12,419
5 years$11,711$11,152$10,621$10,117$9,639$9,387
6 years$9,661$9,106$8,583$8,091$7,627$7,384
7 years$8,198$7,647$7,133$6,652$6,203$5,969
8 years$7,100$6,555$6,049$5,580$5,146$4,921
9 years$6,248$5,707$5,210$4,753$4,334$4,118
10 years$5,566$5,031$4,542$4,097$3,693$3,486
11 years$5,008$4,479$3,999$3,566$3,176$2,978
12 years$4,544$4,020$3,549$3,128$2,752$2,563
13 years$4,151$3,633$3,171$2,761$2,400$2,220
14 years$3,815$3,302$2,849$2,451$2,104$1,932
15 years$3,524$3,016$2,572$2,186$1,852$1,689
16 years$3,270$2,768$2,332$1,957$1,637$1,482
17 years$3,045$2,549$2,122$1,759$1,451$1,304
18 years$2,846$2,355$1,937$1,585$1,291$1,151
19 years$2,668$2,183$1,773$1,432$1,150$1,018
20 years$2,508$2,028$1,628$1,297$1,027$902
21 years$2,364$1,889$1,497$1,177$919$801
22 years$2,232$1,764$1,380$1,070$824$712
23 years$2,113$1,649$1,274$975$740$634
24 years$2,003$1,545$1,178$889$665$565
25 years$1,903$1,450$1,091$812$598$504
26 years$1,810$1,363$1,012$742$539$450
27 years$1,724$1,283$940$679$486$403
28 years$1,645$1,209$874$623$438$360
29 years$1,571$1,140$813$571$396$322
30 years$1,502$1,077$757$524$358$289
31 years$1,438$1,018$706$481$323$259
32 years$1,378$963$659$442$293$232
33 years$1,322$912$615$407$265$208
34 years$1,269$865$575$374$240$187
35 years$1,219$820$537$344$217$168
36 years$1,172$778$503$317$197$150
37 years$1,128$739$470$292$178$135
38 years$1,086$703$441$269$162$121
39 years$1,046$668$413$248$147$109
40 years$1,009$636$387$229$133$98
41 years$973$605$363$211$121$88
42 years$940$576$340$195$109$79
43 years$907$549$319$180$99$71
44 years$877$523$300$166$90$64
45 years$848$499$281$154$82$58
46 years$820$476$264$142$74$52
47 years$793$454$248$131$67$47
48 years$768$434$233$121$61$42
49 years$744$414$219$112$56$38
50 years$721$396$206$103$51$34

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $738,000, adding $3,403 every year, while hoping to spend $39,466 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: 50/40/10 Blend
68$738,000$738,000$738,000$738,000
69$816,786$777,672$766,233$855,291
70$858,107$773,787$749,910$878,106
71$902,320$768,388$731,718$898,420
72$949,677$761,360$711,552$919,582
73$1,000,459$752,581$689,303$941,683
74$1,054,968$741,920$664,857$964,825
75$1,113,539$729,239$638,095$989,122
76$1,176,540$714,391$608,891$1,014,702
77$1,244,374$697,224$577,116$1,041,708
78$1,317,484$677,571$542,633$1,070,303
79$1,396,356$655,260$505,299$1,100,667
80$1,481,524$630,108$464,966$1,133,001
81$1,573,575$601,919$421,479$1,167,533
82$1,673,155$570,488$374,674$1,204,513
83$1,780,973$535,599$324,381$1,244,226
84$1,897,809$497,020$270,425$1,286,984
85$2,024,521$454,508$212,619$1,333,141
86$2,162,050$407,808$150,770$1,383,088
87$2,311,435$356,647$84,677$1,437,262
88$2,473,817$300,737$14,129$1,496,149
89$2,650,449$239,777$0$1,560,291
90$2,842,714$173,444$0$1,636,817
91$3,052,130$101,402$0$1,721,904
92$3,280,370$23,293$0$1,814,815
93$3,529,273$0$0$1,916,405
94$3,800,864$0$0$2,054,587
95$4,097,374$0$0$2,216,714
96$4,421,256$0$0$2,393,883
97$4,775,210$0$0$2,587,582
98$5,162,213$0$0$2,799,448
99$5,585,537$0$0$3,031,285
100$6,048,789$0$0$3,285,077