Can I retire at age 74 with 546,000?

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:
0%
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 $546,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.1%
1 years$45,088$44,687$44,295$43,912$43,539$43,156
2 years$22,321$21,905$21,502$21,112$20,733$20,347
3 years$14,733$14,315$13,913$13,526$13,154$12,777
4 years$10,939$10,523$10,125$9,745$9,381$9,016
5 years$8,664$8,250$7,858$7,485$7,132$6,780
6 years$7,148$6,737$6,350$5,986$5,643$5,305
7 years$6,065$5,658$5,277$4,921$4,589$4,264
8 years$5,253$4,850$4,475$4,128$3,807$3,496
9 years$4,622$4,223$3,855$3,516$3,206$2,908
10 years$4,118$3,722$3,361$3,031$2,732$2,447
11 years$3,705$3,313$2,959$2,638$2,349$2,078
12 years$3,362$2,974$2,626$2,314$2,036$1,777
13 years$3,071$2,688$2,346$2,043$1,775$1,529
14 years$2,823$2,443$2,108$1,813$1,556$1,322
15 years$2,607$2,232$1,903$1,617$1,370$1,148
16 years$2,419$2,048$1,725$1,448$1,211$1,001
17 years$2,253$1,886$1,570$1,301$1,074$875
18 years$2,106$1,742$1,433$1,173$955$766
19 years$1,974$1,615$1,312$1,059$851$673
20 years$1,856$1,501$1,204$960$760$592
21 years$1,749$1,398$1,108$871$680$522
22 years$1,652$1,305$1,021$792$610$460
23 years$1,563$1,220$943$721$547$407
24 years$1,482$1,143$872$658$492$360
25 years$1,408$1,073$807$601$443$319
26 years$1,339$1,008$749$549$399$282
27 years$1,276$949$695$503$360$251
28 years$1,217$894$646$461$324$222
29 years$1,162$844$602$422$293$197
30 years$1,111$797$560$388$265$175
31 years$1,064$753$522$356$239$156
32 years$1,019$713$487$327$216$139
33 years$978$675$455$301$196$123
34 years$939$640$425$277$177$110
35 years$902$607$397$255$161$98
36 years$867$576$372$235$146$87
37 years$834$547$348$216$132$77
38 years$803$520$326$199$120$69
39 years$774$494$305$184$108$61
40 years$746$470$286$170$98$55
41 years$720$448$268$156$89$49
42 years$695$426$252$144$81$43
43 years$671$406$236$133$73$39
44 years$649$387$222$123$67$35
45 years$627$369$208$114$61$31
46 years$607$352$196$105$55$27
47 years$587$336$184$97$50$24
48 years$568$321$173$90$45$22
49 years$550$306$162$83$41$19
50 years$533$293$153$77$37$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $546,000, adding $6,662 every year, while hoping to spend $38,165 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: 87/7/6 Blend
73$546,000$546,000$546,000$546,000
74$608,564$579,626$571,163$660,787
75$630,030$567,420$549,690$683,611
76$652,407$553,337$526,218$702,696
77$675,746$537,245$500,640$722,429
78$700,106$519,003$472,845$742,848
79$725,546$498,464$442,715$763,994
80$752,133$475,470$410,127$785,912
81$779,938$449,856$374,954$808,648
82$809,039$421,445$337,061$832,257
83$839,518$390,054$296,310$856,797
84$871,467$355,485$252,555$882,330
85$904,984$317,531$205,643$908,928
86$940,175$275,973$155,415$936,665
87$977,157$230,579$101,705$965,627
88$1,016,055$181,105$44,340$995,904
89$1,057,006$127,293$0$1,027,600
90$1,100,160$68,870$0$1,061,905
91$1,145,679$5,546$0$1,100,961
92$1,193,739$0$0$1,142,074
93$1,244,535$0$0$1,190,257
94$1,298,276$0$0$1,241,689
95$1,355,193$0$0$1,296,162
96$1,415,537$0$0$1,353,918
97$1,479,582$0$0$1,415,220
98$1,547,630$0$0$1,480,355
99$1,620,008$0$0$1,549,640
100$1,697,076$0$0$1,623,417