Can I retire at age 74 with 946,000?

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 $946,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$78,120$77,424$76,745$76,082$75,435$74,339
2 years$38,673$37,953$37,255$36,578$35,922$34,819
3 years$25,526$24,803$24,106$23,436$22,790$21,716
4 years$18,954$18,233$17,543$16,884$16,254$15,217
5 years$15,011$14,295$13,614$12,969$12,356$11,358
6 years$12,384$11,673$11,002$10,371$9,777$8,820
7 years$10,508$9,803$9,143$8,527$7,951$7,035
8 years$9,102$8,403$7,754$7,153$6,596$5,722
9 years$8,008$7,316$6,679$6,093$5,555$4,721
10 years$7,134$6,449$5,822$5,252$4,733$3,939
11 years$6,420$5,741$5,126$4,571$4,071$3,316
12 years$5,825$5,153$4,549$4,009$3,528$2,811
13 years$5,321$4,657$4,064$3,539$3,076$2,397
14 years$4,890$4,233$3,652$3,142$2,697$2,053
15 years$4,517$3,867$3,297$2,802$2,374$1,766
16 years$4,191$3,548$2,989$2,509$2,098$1,524
17 years$3,904$3,267$2,720$2,254$1,861$1,319
18 years$3,648$3,019$2,483$2,032$1,654$1,144
19 years$3,420$2,798$2,273$1,836$1,475$995
20 years$3,215$2,600$2,086$1,663$1,317$866
21 years$3,030$2,422$1,919$1,509$1,179$755
22 years$2,862$2,261$1,769$1,372$1,056$660
23 years$2,708$2,114$1,633$1,249$948$577
24 years$2,568$1,981$1,510$1,140$852$505
25 years$2,439$1,859$1,399$1,041$767$442
26 years$2,320$1,747$1,297$952$691$387
27 years$2,210$1,644$1,205$871$623$340
28 years$2,108$1,549$1,120$798$562$298
29 years$2,014$1,462$1,042$732$508$262
30 years$1,926$1,380$971$672$459$230
31 years$1,843$1,305$905$617$415$202
32 years$1,766$1,235$844$567$375$178
33 years$1,694$1,169$788$521$339$156
34 years$1,626$1,108$737$480$307$137
35 years$1,563$1,051$689$442$278$121
36 years$1,502$998$644$407$252$106
37 years$1,446$948$603$375$229$93
38 years$1,392$901$565$345$207$82
39 years$1,341$856$529$318$188$72
40 years$1,293$815$496$294$170$64
41 years$1,248$776$465$271$155$56
42 years$1,204$739$436$250$140$49
43 years$1,163$704$409$231$127$44
44 years$1,124$671$384$213$116$38
45 years$1,087$640$361$197$105$34
46 years$1,051$610$339$182$95$30
47 years$1,017$582$318$168$87$26
48 years$984$556$299$155$79$23
49 years$953$531$281$143$71$20
50 years$924$507$264$133$65$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $946,000, adding $6,510 every year, while hoping to spend $59,832 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: 44/41/15 Blend
73$946,000$946,000$946,000$946,000
74$1,049,207$999,069$984,406$1,090,567
75$1,092,565$984,363$953,723$1,105,434
76$1,138,341$966,930$920,007$1,115,046
77$1,186,717$946,575$883,092$1,124,170
78$1,237,894$923,089$842,808$1,132,788
79$1,292,090$896,252$798,972$1,140,883
80$1,349,544$865,829$751,399$1,148,440
81$1,410,517$831,573$699,890$1,155,450
82$1,475,293$793,224$644,240$1,161,907
83$1,544,185$750,504$584,234$1,167,810
84$1,617,534$703,121$519,648$1,173,164
85$1,695,714$650,765$450,247$1,177,981
86$1,779,133$593,109$375,787$1,182,280
87$1,868,241$529,807$296,012$1,186,092
88$1,963,528$460,494$210,655$1,189,455
89$2,065,533$384,784$119,437$1,192,422
90$2,174,847$302,268$22,068$1,195,059
91$2,292,118$212,516$0$1,197,448
92$2,418,057$115,072$0$1,212,788
93$2,553,444$9,456$0$1,232,721
94$2,699,136$0$0$1,253,909
95$2,856,074$0$0$1,323,876
96$3,025,290$0$0$1,404,005
97$3,207,921$0$0$1,490,578
98$3,405,212$0$0$1,584,197
99$3,618,535$0$0$1,685,525
100$3,849,396$0$0$1,795,290