Can I retire at age 74 with 444,000?

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 $444,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14%
1 years$36,665$36,339$36,020$35,709$35,405$34,819
2 years$18,151$17,813$17,485$17,168$16,860$16,270
3 years$11,980$11,641$11,314$11,000$10,696$10,123
4 years$8,896$8,557$8,234$7,925$7,629$7,075
5 years$7,046$6,709$6,390$6,087$5,799$5,267
6 years$5,812$5,478$5,164$4,868$4,589$4,079
7 years$4,932$4,601$4,291$4,002$3,732$3,245
8 years$4,272$3,944$3,639$3,357$3,096$2,631
9 years$3,759$3,434$3,135$2,860$2,607$2,165
10 years$3,348$3,027$2,733$2,465$2,222$1,801
11 years$3,013$2,694$2,406$2,145$1,911$1,511
12 years$2,734$2,418$2,135$1,882$1,656$1,277
13 years$2,498$2,186$1,908$1,661$1,444$1,085
14 years$2,295$1,987$1,714$1,475$1,266$926
15 years$2,120$1,815$1,548$1,315$1,114$794
16 years$1,967$1,665$1,403$1,178$985$683
17 years$1,832$1,533$1,277$1,058$873$589
18 years$1,712$1,417$1,165$954$776$509
19 years$1,605$1,313$1,067$862$692$441
20 years$1,509$1,220$979$780$618$383
21 years$1,422$1,137$901$708$553$332
22 years$1,343$1,061$830$644$496$289
23 years$1,271$992$766$586$445$252
24 years$1,205$930$709$535$400$219
25 years$1,145$873$657$488$360$191
26 years$1,089$820$609$447$324$167
27 years$1,037$772$565$409$292$146
28 years$990$727$526$375$264$128
29 years$945$686$489$343$238$112
30 years$904$648$456$315$215$98
31 years$865$612$425$290$195$85
32 years$829$580$396$266$176$75
33 years$795$549$370$245$159$65
34 years$763$520$346$225$144$57
35 years$733$493$323$207$131$50
36 years$705$468$302$191$118$44
37 years$679$445$283$176$107$39
38 years$653$423$265$162$97$34
39 years$630$402$248$149$88$30
40 years$607$382$233$138$80$26
41 years$586$364$218$127$73$23
42 years$565$347$205$117$66$20
43 years$546$330$192$108$60$17
44 years$528$315$180$100$54$15
45 years$510$300$169$92$49$13
46 years$493$286$159$85$45$12
47 years$477$273$149$79$41$10
48 years$462$261$140$73$37$9
49 years$447$249$132$67$33$8
50 years$433$238$124$62$30$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $444,000, adding $4,088 every year, while hoping to spend $40,133 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: 74/6/20 Blend
73$444,000$444,000$444,000$444,000
74$493,505$469,973$463,091$527,385
75$501,141$450,300$435,903$530,748
76$508,211$428,319$406,460$529,159
77$514,615$403,873$374,642$526,384
78$520,241$376,797$340,328$522,296
79$524,964$346,919$303,388$516,758
80$528,647$314,054$263,687$509,616
81$531,134$278,008$221,086$500,704
82$532,255$238,576$175,438$489,838
83$531,819$195,540$126,589$476,819
84$529,614$148,672$74,380$461,427
85$525,407$97,729$18,643$443,420
86$518,936$42,455$0$422,535
87$509,914$0$0$407,196
88$498,019$0$0$394,333
89$482,898$0$0$381,630
90$464,158$0$0$365,965
91$441,365$0$0$346,983
92$414,038$0$0$324,291
93$381,645$0$0$297,454
94$343,597$0$0$265,993
95$299,243$0$0$229,375
96$247,864$0$0$187,015
97$188,664$0$0$138,263
98$120,765$0$0$82,401
99$43,195$0$0$18,638
100$0$0$0$0