Can I retire at age 74 with 1,440,000?

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 $1,440,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$118,914$117,855$116,821$115,813$114,828$112,647
2 years$58,868$57,772$56,709$55,679$54,680$52,492
3 years$38,856$37,755$36,695$35,674$34,691$32,563
4 years$28,851$27,754$26,704$25,701$24,742$22,691
5 years$22,850$21,759$20,724$19,741$18,808$16,840
6 years$18,851$17,768$16,748$15,787$14,883$12,999
7 years$15,995$14,922$13,917$12,979$12,103$10,305
8 years$13,855$12,791$11,803$10,888$10,041$8,328
9 years$12,191$11,136$10,166$9,274$8,456$6,826
10 years$10,860$9,816$8,863$7,994$7,205$5,658
11 years$9,772$8,739$7,803$6,958$6,196$4,729
12 years$8,866$7,843$6,925$6,103$5,370$3,981
13 years$8,100$7,088$6,187$5,388$4,683$3,370
14 years$7,444$6,443$5,559$4,783$4,105$2,866
15 years$6,876$5,886$5,019$4,265$3,614$2,446
16 years$6,380$5,400$4,550$3,819$3,194$2,095
17 years$5,942$4,973$4,141$3,431$2,832$1,799
18 years$5,554$4,596$3,780$3,092$2,518$1,548
19 years$5,206$4,259$3,460$2,794$2,245$1,335
20 years$4,894$3,958$3,176$2,531$2,005$1,153
21 years$4,612$3,687$2,921$2,297$1,794$997
22 years$4,356$3,441$2,692$2,088$1,608$863
23 years$4,123$3,218$2,486$1,902$1,444$748
24 years$3,909$3,016$2,299$1,735$1,298$649
25 years$3,713$2,830$2,129$1,584$1,168$564
26 years$3,532$2,660$1,975$1,448$1,052$490
27 years$3,364$2,503$1,834$1,326$948$426
28 years$3,209$2,359$1,705$1,215$856$370
29 years$3,065$2,225$1,586$1,114$773$322
30 years$2,931$2,101$1,478$1,022$698$280
31 years$2,806$1,986$1,378$939$631$244
32 years$2,689$1,880$1,285$863$571$213
33 years$2,579$1,780$1,200$794$517$185
34 years$2,476$1,687$1,121$730$468$161
35 years$2,379$1,600$1,048$672$424$141
36 years$2,287$1,519$981$619$384$123
37 years$2,201$1,442$918$570$348$107
38 years$2,119$1,371$860$526$315$93
39 years$2,042$1,304$805$485$286$81
40 years$1,969$1,240$755$447$259$71
41 years$1,899$1,181$708$412$235$62
42 years$1,833$1,124$664$381$214$54
43 years$1,771$1,071$623$351$194$47
44 years$1,711$1,021$585$324$176$41
45 years$1,654$974$549$300$160$36
46 years$1,600$929$516$277$145$31
47 years$1,548$886$485$256$132$27
48 years$1,499$846$455$236$120$24
49 years$1,451$808$428$218$109$21
50 years$1,406$772$402$202$99$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $1,440,000, adding $2,915 every year, while hoping to spend $23,366 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: 61/16/23 Blend
73$1,440,000$1,440,000$1,440,000$1,440,000
74$1,589,887$1,513,567$1,491,247$1,677,034
75$1,727,194$1,562,870$1,516,342$1,785,742
76$1,877,723$1,613,807$1,541,495$1,901,520
77$2,042,799$1,666,431$1,566,683$2,027,370
78$2,223,879$1,720,801$1,591,882$2,164,275
79$2,422,570$1,776,975$1,617,065$2,313,321
80$2,640,641$1,835,015$1,642,205$2,475,698
81$2,880,040$1,894,985$1,667,273$2,652,723
82$3,142,915$1,956,950$1,692,238$2,845,840
83$3,431,630$2,020,978$1,717,065$3,056,644
84$3,748,790$2,087,140$1,741,721$3,286,889
85$4,097,266$2,155,509$1,766,167$3,538,508
86$4,480,218$2,226,160$1,790,365$3,813,629
87$4,901,129$2,299,171$1,814,272$4,114,596
88$5,363,837$2,374,624$1,837,843$4,443,993
89$5,872,570$2,452,601$1,861,032$4,804,665
90$6,431,984$2,533,191$1,883,788$5,199,744
91$7,047,212$2,616,483$1,906,060$5,632,683
92$7,723,906$2,702,569$1,927,792$6,107,285
93$8,468,297$2,791,547$1,948,926$6,627,740
94$9,287,247$2,883,516$1,969,398$7,198,663
95$10,188,318$2,978,580$1,989,145$7,825,140
96$11,179,842$3,076,846$2,008,096$8,512,774
97$12,270,999$3,178,425$2,026,181$9,267,736
98$13,471,905$3,283,432$2,043,322$10,096,829
99$14,793,705$3,391,987$2,059,440$11,007,544
100$16,248,681$3,504,211$2,074,448$12,008,140