Can I retire at age 74 with 539,000?

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:
0%
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 $539,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$44,510$44,114$43,727$43,349$42,981$41,722
2 years$22,035$21,624$21,227$20,841$20,467$19,209
3 years$14,544$14,132$13,735$13,353$12,985$11,767
4 years$10,799$10,388$9,996$9,620$9,261$8,093
5 years$8,553$8,145$7,757$7,389$7,040$5,925
6 years$7,056$6,651$6,269$5,909$5,571$4,509
7 years$5,987$5,585$5,209$4,858$4,530$3,522
8 years$5,186$4,788$4,418$4,075$3,758$2,803
9 years$4,563$4,168$3,805$3,471$3,165$2,262
10 years$4,065$3,674$3,317$2,992$2,697$1,845
11 years$3,658$3,271$2,921$2,604$2,319$1,517
12 years$3,319$2,936$2,592$2,284$2,010$1,255
13 years$3,032$2,653$2,316$2,017$1,753$1,044
14 years$2,786$2,412$2,081$1,790$1,536$872
15 years$2,574$2,203$1,879$1,597$1,353$731
16 years$2,388$2,021$1,703$1,430$1,196$615
17 years$2,224$1,862$1,550$1,284$1,060$518
18 years$2,079$1,720$1,415$1,158$943$437
19 years$1,949$1,594$1,295$1,046$840$370
20 years$1,832$1,481$1,189$947$750$313
21 years$1,726$1,380$1,093$860$672$266
22 years$1,630$1,288$1,008$782$602$225
23 years$1,543$1,205$930$712$540$191
24 years$1,463$1,129$861$649$486$163
25 years$1,390$1,059$797$593$437$138
26 years$1,322$996$739$542$394$118
27 years$1,259$937$686$496$355$100
28 years$1,201$883$638$455$320$85
29 years$1,147$833$594$417$289$73
30 years$1,097$787$553$383$261$62
31 years$1,050$744$516$351$236$53
32 years$1,006$704$481$323$214$45
33 years$965$666$449$297$193$38
34 years$927$631$420$273$175$33
35 years$890$599$392$252$159$28
36 years$856$568$367$232$144$24
37 years$824$540$344$213$130$20
38 years$793$513$322$197$118$17
39 years$764$488$301$181$107$15
40 years$737$464$283$167$97$13
41 years$711$442$265$154$88$11
42 years$686$421$249$142$80$9
43 years$663$401$233$132$73$8
44 years$640$382$219$121$66$7
45 years$619$364$206$112$60$6
46 years$599$348$193$104$54$5
47 years$579$332$181$96$49$4
48 years$561$317$170$88$45$4
49 years$543$302$160$82$41$3
50 years$526$289$151$76$37$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $539,000, adding $5,415 every year, while hoping to spend $21,713 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: 66/18/16 Blend
73$539,000$539,000$539,000$539,000
74$599,564$570,997$562,642$636,473
75$637,617$575,873$558,388$666,706
76$678,823$580,261$553,264$696,716
77$723,482$584,112$547,217$728,987
78$771,922$587,379$540,194$763,736
79$824,505$590,007$532,137$801,210
80$881,627$591,939$522,986$841,674
81$943,725$593,117$512,678$885,427
82$1,011,281$593,475$501,149$932,794
83$1,084,823$592,948$488,329$984,137
84$1,164,935$591,461$474,147$1,039,854
85$1,252,255$588,940$458,528$1,100,383
86$1,347,490$585,303$441,394$1,166,210
87$1,451,415$580,464$422,662$1,237,869
88$1,564,884$574,332$402,246$1,315,950
89$1,688,839$566,810$380,058$1,401,104
90$1,824,313$557,797$356,002$1,494,049
91$1,972,447$547,183$329,982$1,595,578
92$2,134,495$534,853$301,895$1,706,564
93$2,311,840$520,687$271,635$1,827,971
94$2,506,001$504,554$239,088$1,960,865
95$2,718,656$486,320$204,140$2,106,417
96$2,951,647$465,838$166,668$2,265,923
97$3,207,008$442,957$126,544$2,440,811
98$3,486,977$417,516$83,637$2,632,656
99$3,794,017$389,342$37,807$2,843,195
100$4,130,843$358,256$0$3,074,345