Can I retire at age 69 with 749,000?

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 $749,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$61,852$61,301$60,763$60,239$59,726$59,004
2 years$30,620$30,049$29,497$28,961$28,441$27,715
3 years$20,210$19,638$19,086$18,556$18,044$17,336
4 years$15,007$14,436$13,890$13,368$12,869$12,184
5 years$11,885$11,318$10,779$10,268$9,783$9,123
6 years$9,805$9,242$8,711$8,211$7,741$7,107
7 years$8,320$7,761$7,239$6,751$6,295$5,688
8 years$7,206$6,653$6,139$5,663$5,223$4,642
9 years$6,341$5,792$5,288$4,824$4,398$3,844
10 years$5,649$5,106$4,610$4,158$3,748$3,219
11 years$5,083$4,545$4,059$3,619$3,223$2,720
12 years$4,612$4,080$3,602$3,174$2,793$2,314
13 years$4,213$3,687$3,218$2,802$2,436$1,981
14 years$3,872$3,351$2,891$2,488$2,135$1,704
15 years$3,577$3,061$2,611$2,219$1,880$1,472
16 years$3,318$2,809$2,367$1,986$1,661$1,275
17 years$3,091$2,587$2,154$1,785$1,473$1,108
18 years$2,889$2,390$1,966$1,608$1,310$966
19 years$2,708$2,215$1,800$1,453$1,167$843
20 years$2,546$2,059$1,652$1,316$1,043$737
21 years$2,399$1,917$1,519$1,195$933$646
22 years$2,266$1,790$1,400$1,086$836$567
23 years$2,144$1,674$1,293$989$751$498
24 years$2,033$1,568$1,196$902$675$438
25 years$1,931$1,472$1,108$824$607$385
26 years$1,837$1,383$1,027$753$547$339
27 years$1,750$1,302$954$690$493$299
28 years$1,669$1,227$887$632$445$264
29 years$1,594$1,157$825$579$402$232
30 years$1,525$1,093$769$532$363$205
31 years$1,459$1,033$717$488$328$181
32 years$1,399$978$669$449$297$160
33 years$1,341$926$624$413$269$141
34 years$1,288$878$583$380$243$125
35 years$1,237$832$545$350$220$111
36 years$1,190$790$510$322$200$98
37 years$1,145$750$477$297$181$86
38 years$1,102$713$447$273$164$76
39 years$1,062$678$419$252$149$68
40 years$1,024$645$393$233$135$60
41 years$988$614$368$215$122$53
42 years$954$585$345$198$111$47
43 years$921$557$324$183$101$41
44 years$890$531$304$169$92$37
45 years$860$506$286$156$83$33
46 years$832$483$268$144$75$29
47 years$805$461$252$133$68$25
48 years$779$440$237$123$62$23
49 years$755$420$223$114$56$20
50 years$731$402$209$105$51$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $749,000, adding $3,767 every year, while hoping to spend $41,541 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: 80/5/15 Blend
68$749,000$749,000$749,000$749,000
69$829,284$789,587$777,977$892,770
70$869,671$784,077$759,840$929,558
71$912,786$776,905$739,703$964,195
72$958,863$767,946$717,455$1,001,025
73$1,008,158$757,066$692,981$1,040,250
74$1,060,953$744,125$666,159$1,082,093
75$1,117,556$728,974$636,862$1,126,799
76$1,178,308$711,455$604,958$1,174,638
77$1,243,579$691,400$570,308$1,225,907
78$1,313,778$668,633$532,767$1,280,935
79$1,389,353$642,965$492,184$1,340,083
80$1,470,797$614,200$448,402$1,403,751
81$1,558,648$582,126$401,254$1,472,379
82$1,653,503$546,522$350,568$1,546,452
83$1,756,012$507,154$296,164$1,626,506
84$1,866,894$463,773$237,854$1,713,130
85$1,986,936$416,117$175,441$1,806,975
86$2,117,006$363,909$108,721$1,908,761
87$2,258,056$306,856$37,479$2,019,277
88$2,411,135$244,649$0$2,139,399
89$2,577,394$176,960$0$2,276,257
90$2,758,101$103,445$0$2,431,548
91$2,954,652$23,738$0$2,600,476
92$3,168,581$0$0$2,784,374
93$3,401,576$0$0$2,988,150
94$3,655,495$0$0$3,211,669
95$3,932,384$0$0$3,455,426
96$4,234,491$0$0$3,721,406
97$4,564,296$0$0$4,011,793
98$4,924,523$0$0$4,328,989
99$5,318,176$0$0$4,675,640
100$5,748,559$0$0$5,054,661