Can I retire at age 69 with 959,000?

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 $959,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$79,193$78,488$77,800$77,128$76,472$73,935
2 years$39,205$38,474$37,767$37,081$36,415$33,884
3 years$25,877$25,143$24,438$23,758$23,103$20,657
4 years$19,214$18,483$17,784$17,116$16,477$14,135
5 years$15,218$14,491$13,801$13,147$12,526$10,294
6 years$12,554$11,833$11,154$10,514$9,911$7,791
7 years$10,652$9,937$9,269$8,644$8,061$6,052
8 years$9,227$8,518$7,861$7,251$6,687$4,788
9 years$8,119$7,417$6,770$6,176$5,631$3,841
10 years$7,232$6,537$5,903$5,324$4,798$3,113
11 years$6,508$5,820$5,196$4,634$4,127$2,543
12 years$5,905$5,224$4,612$4,064$3,576$2,090
13 years$5,395$4,721$4,120$3,588$3,118$1,727
14 years$4,958$4,291$3,702$3,185$2,734$1,433
15 years$4,579$3,920$3,342$2,841$2,407$1,193
16 years$4,249$3,596$3,030$2,543$2,127$995
17 years$3,957$3,312$2,758$2,285$1,886$833
18 years$3,698$3,061$2,517$2,059$1,677$698
19 years$3,467$2,836$2,304$1,861$1,495$586
20 years$3,259$2,636$2,115$1,685$1,335$492
21 years$3,071$2,455$1,945$1,530$1,195$414
22 years$2,901$2,292$1,793$1,391$1,071$349
23 years$2,745$2,143$1,655$1,267$961$294
24 years$2,603$2,008$1,531$1,155$864$248
25 years$2,472$1,885$1,418$1,055$778$209
26 years$2,352$1,771$1,315$965$700$176
27 years$2,241$1,667$1,221$883$631$149
28 years$2,137$1,571$1,135$809$570$126
29 years$2,041$1,482$1,056$742$515$106
30 years$1,952$1,399$984$681$465$90
31 years$1,869$1,323$917$625$420$76
32 years$1,791$1,252$856$575$380$64
33 years$1,717$1,185$799$528$344$54
34 years$1,649$1,124$747$486$312$46
35 years$1,584$1,066$698$448$282$39
36 years$1,523$1,011$653$412$256$33
37 years$1,466$961$611$380$232$28
38 years$1,411$913$572$350$210$23
39 years$1,360$868$536$323$190$20
40 years$1,311$826$503$298$173$17
41 years$1,265$786$471$275$157$14
42 years$1,221$749$442$254$142$12
43 years$1,179$713$415$234$129$10
44 years$1,139$680$389$216$117$9
45 years$1,102$649$366$200$106$7
46 years$1,065$619$343$184$97$6
47 years$1,031$590$323$170$88$5
48 years$998$564$303$157$80$4
49 years$966$538$285$145$72$4
50 years$936$514$268$134$66$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $959,000, adding $6,885 every year, while hoping to spend $53,291 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: 50/24/26 Blend
68$959,000$959,000$959,000$959,000
69$1,063,920$1,013,093$998,228$1,109,002
70$1,115,738$1,006,033$974,968$1,134,087
71$1,171,057$996,842$949,142$1,155,441
72$1,230,175$985,357$920,609$1,177,588
73$1,293,422$971,410$889,219$1,200,627
74$1,361,161$954,818$854,817$1,224,671
75$1,433,787$935,392$817,242$1,249,844
76$1,511,736$912,928$776,321$1,276,292
77$1,595,483$887,213$731,879$1,304,174
78$1,685,554$858,018$683,728$1,333,673
79$1,782,523$825,103$631,675$1,364,993
80$1,887,022$788,214$575,518$1,398,363
81$1,999,744$747,082$515,043$1,434,042
82$2,121,451$701,423$450,031$1,472,317
83$2,252,981$650,935$380,249$1,513,514
84$2,395,254$595,300$305,456$1,557,993
85$2,549,282$534,181$225,401$1,606,160
86$2,716,177$467,224$139,820$1,658,469
87$2,897,161$394,052$48,438$1,715,424
88$3,093,579$314,268$0$1,777,589
89$3,306,911$227,454$0$1,859,211
90$3,538,783$133,166$0$1,962,600
91$3,790,985$30,937$0$2,075,171
92$4,065,485$0$0$2,197,884
93$4,364,451$0$0$2,352,857
94$4,690,266$0$0$2,530,745
95$5,045,555$0$0$2,724,821
96$5,433,205$0$0$2,936,674
97$5,856,395$0$0$3,168,056
98$6,318,623$0$0$3,420,891
99$6,823,743$0$0$3,697,301
100$7,375,994$0$0$3,999,620