Can I retire at age 74 with 948,000?

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 $948,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$78,285$77,588$76,907$76,243$75,595$73,857
2 years$38,755$38,033$37,334$36,655$35,998$34,257
3 years$25,580$24,855$24,157$23,485$22,838$21,148
4 years$18,994$18,271$17,580$16,920$16,288$14,663
5 years$15,043$14,325$13,643$12,996$12,382$10,825
6 years$12,410$11,697$11,026$10,393$9,798$8,310
7 years$10,530$9,823$9,162$8,545$7,968$6,551
8 years$9,121$8,420$7,770$7,168$6,610$5,263
9 years$8,025$7,331$6,693$6,106$5,567$4,289
10 years$7,149$6,462$5,835$5,263$4,743$3,532
11 years$6,433$5,753$5,137$4,580$4,079$2,934
12 years$5,837$5,164$4,559$4,018$3,535$2,454
13 years$5,333$4,666$4,073$3,547$3,083$2,064
14 years$4,901$4,242$3,660$3,149$2,702$1,743
15 years$4,527$3,875$3,304$2,808$2,379$1,478
16 years$4,200$3,555$2,996$2,514$2,103$1,256
17 years$3,912$3,274$2,726$2,259$1,864$1,071
18 years$3,656$3,025$2,488$2,036$1,658$915
19 years$3,427$2,804$2,278$1,840$1,478$783
20 years$3,222$2,606$2,091$1,666$1,320$671
21 years$3,036$2,427$1,923$1,512$1,181$576
22 years$2,868$2,265$1,772$1,375$1,059$495
23 years$2,714$2,119$1,636$1,252$950$426
24 years$2,573$1,985$1,513$1,142$854$367
25 years$2,444$1,863$1,402$1,043$769$316
26 years$2,325$1,751$1,300$954$692$272
27 years$2,215$1,648$1,207$873$624$235
28 years$2,113$1,553$1,122$800$563$202
29 years$2,018$1,465$1,044$733$509$175
30 years$1,930$1,383$973$673$460$151
31 years$1,847$1,308$907$618$415$130
32 years$1,770$1,237$846$568$376$112
33 years$1,698$1,172$790$522$340$97
34 years$1,630$1,111$738$481$308$84
35 years$1,566$1,053$690$442$279$73
36 years$1,506$1,000$646$407$253$63
37 years$1,449$950$604$375$229$54
38 years$1,395$902$566$346$208$47
39 years$1,344$858$530$319$188$41
40 years$1,296$816$497$294$171$35
41 years$1,250$777$466$272$155$30
42 years$1,207$740$437$251$141$26
43 years$1,166$705$410$231$128$23
44 years$1,126$672$385$214$116$20
45 years$1,089$641$362$197$105$17
46 years$1,053$612$340$182$95$15
47 years$1,019$584$319$168$87$13
48 years$987$557$300$156$79$11
49 years$955$532$282$144$72$9
50 years$926$508$265$133$65$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $948,000, adding $5,321 every year, while hoping to spend $27,549 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: 55/31/14 Blend
73$948,000$948,000$948,000$948,000
74$1,050,185$999,941$985,247$1,103,826
75$1,127,992$1,019,626$988,940$1,160,565
76$1,212,811$1,039,352$991,835$1,218,878
77$1,305,331$1,059,093$993,874$1,281,740
78$1,406,304$1,078,818$994,998$1,349,592
79$1,516,564$1,098,497$995,147$1,422,919
80$1,637,025$1,118,095$994,256$1,502,253
81$1,768,694$1,137,574$992,257$1,588,186
82$1,912,682$1,156,896$989,078$1,681,364
83$2,070,209$1,176,018$984,646$1,782,506
84$2,242,621$1,194,893$978,882$1,892,398
85$2,431,398$1,213,473$971,704$2,011,912
86$2,638,171$1,231,704$963,027$2,142,006
87$2,864,737$1,249,529$952,761$2,283,738
88$3,113,072$1,266,888$940,810$2,438,271
89$3,385,356$1,283,717$927,078$2,606,893
90$3,683,988$1,299,944$911,460$2,791,019
91$4,011,609$1,315,496$893,849$2,992,212
92$4,371,132$1,330,294$874,131$3,212,192
93$4,765,761$1,344,252$852,189$3,452,860
94$5,199,029$1,357,281$827,898$3,716,309
95$5,674,826$1,369,283$801,128$4,004,846
96$6,197,437$1,380,157$771,745$4,321,016
97$6,771,584$1,389,793$739,606$4,667,624
98$7,402,467$1,398,074$704,565$5,047,763
99$8,095,816$1,404,877$666,465$5,464,845
100$8,857,942$1,410,069$625,144$5,922,627