Can I retire at age 74 with 587,000?

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 $587,000?

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$48,474$48,042$47,621$47,210$46,808$45,919
2 years$23,997$23,550$23,117$22,697$22,290$21,398
3 years$15,839$15,390$14,958$14,542$14,141$13,274
4 years$11,761$11,313$10,886$10,477$10,086$9,250
5 years$9,315$8,870$8,448$8,047$7,667$6,865
6 years$7,684$7,243$6,827$6,435$6,067$5,299
7 years$6,520$6,083$5,673$5,291$4,934$4,201
8 years$5,648$5,214$4,811$4,438$4,093$3,395
9 years$4,969$4,540$4,144$3,781$3,447$2,783
10 years$4,427$4,001$3,613$3,259$2,937$2,306
11 years$3,983$3,562$3,181$2,836$2,526$1,928
12 years$3,614$3,197$2,823$2,488$2,189$1,623
13 years$3,302$2,889$2,522$2,196$1,909$1,374
14 years$3,035$2,626$2,266$1,950$1,673$1,168
15 years$2,803$2,399$2,046$1,739$1,473$997
16 years$2,601$2,201$1,855$1,557$1,302$854
17 years$2,422$2,027$1,688$1,399$1,154$733
18 years$2,264$1,873$1,541$1,261$1,027$631
19 years$2,122$1,736$1,411$1,139$915$544
20 years$1,995$1,613$1,295$1,032$817$470
21 years$1,880$1,503$1,191$936$731$406
22 years$1,776$1,403$1,097$851$656$352
23 years$1,680$1,312$1,013$775$588$305
24 years$1,593$1,229$937$707$529$265
25 years$1,513$1,154$868$646$476$230
26 years$1,440$1,084$805$590$429$200
27 years$1,371$1,020$748$540$387$174
28 years$1,308$961$695$495$349$151
29 years$1,250$907$647$454$315$131
30 years$1,195$857$602$417$285$114
31 years$1,144$810$562$383$257$100
32 years$1,096$766$524$352$233$87
33 years$1,051$726$489$323$211$76
34 years$1,009$688$457$298$191$66
35 years$970$652$427$274$173$57
36 years$932$619$400$252$156$50
37 years$897$588$374$232$142$44
38 years$864$559$350$214$129$38
39 years$832$531$328$198$117$33
40 years$803$506$308$182$106$29
41 years$774$481$289$168$96$25
42 years$747$458$271$155$87$22
43 years$722$437$254$143$79$19
44 years$697$416$238$132$72$17
45 years$674$397$224$122$65$15
46 years$652$379$210$113$59$13
47 years$631$361$198$104$54$11
48 years$611$345$186$96$49$10
49 years$592$329$174$89$44$8
50 years$573$315$164$82$40$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $587,000, adding $6,536 every year, while hoping to spend $20,351 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: 67/15/18 Blend
73$587,000$587,000$587,000$587,000
74$653,616$622,505$613,406$694,103
75$698,631$631,354$612,302$730,847
76$747,556$639,955$610,479$768,040
77$800,768$648,274$607,891$808,214
78$858,682$656,275$604,491$851,660
79$921,754$663,919$600,228$898,699
80$990,488$671,166$595,050$949,688
81$1,065,436$677,971$588,902$1,005,017
82$1,147,206$684,288$581,727$1,065,118
83$1,236,471$690,067$573,464$1,130,467
84$1,333,965$695,255$564,050$1,201,588
85$1,440,503$699,796$553,419$1,279,059
86$1,556,977$703,629$541,501$1,363,519
87$1,684,373$706,691$528,225$1,455,671
88$1,823,773$708,913$513,515$1,556,289
89$1,976,371$710,223$497,291$1,666,230
90$2,143,481$710,544$479,471$1,786,436
91$2,326,551$709,795$459,967$1,917,946
92$2,527,173$707,889$438,690$2,061,907
93$2,747,103$704,733$415,544$2,219,582
94$2,988,274$700,232$390,431$2,392,365
95$3,252,814$694,280$363,248$2,581,793
96$3,543,070$686,768$333,885$2,789,560
97$3,861,623$677,580$302,230$3,017,533
98$4,211,319$666,592$268,166$3,267,772
99$4,595,293$653,674$231,568$3,542,547
100$5,016,995$638,687$192,309$3,844,363