Can I retire at age 74 with 960,000?

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 $960,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$79,276$78,570$77,881$77,208$76,552$76,069
2 years$39,245$38,515$37,806$37,119$36,453$35,967
3 years$25,904$25,170$24,463$23,783$23,127$22,652
4 years$19,234$18,502$17,803$17,134$16,495$16,033
5 years$15,234$14,506$13,816$13,161$12,539$12,094
6 years$12,567$11,845$11,165$10,525$9,922$9,493
7 years$10,664$9,948$9,278$8,653$8,069$7,657
8 years$9,236$8,527$7,869$7,259$6,694$6,298
9 years$8,127$7,424$6,777$6,183$5,637$5,258
10 years$7,240$6,544$5,909$5,330$4,803$4,441
11 years$6,515$5,826$5,202$4,638$4,131$3,785
12 years$5,911$5,229$4,617$4,068$3,580$3,249
13 years$5,400$4,725$4,125$3,592$3,122$2,807
14 years$4,963$4,295$3,706$3,188$2,736$2,437
15 years$4,584$3,924$3,346$2,844$2,409$2,124
16 years$4,253$3,600$3,034$2,546$2,129$1,859
17 years$3,961$3,316$2,760$2,288$1,888$1,631
18 years$3,702$3,064$2,520$2,062$1,679$1,435
19 years$3,471$2,839$2,307$1,863$1,496$1,266
20 years$3,263$2,639$2,117$1,687$1,337$1,119
21 years$3,075$2,458$1,947$1,531$1,196$990
22 years$2,904$2,294$1,795$1,392$1,072$878
23 years$2,748$2,146$1,657$1,268$962$779
24 years$2,606$2,010$1,533$1,156$865$692
25 years$2,475$1,887$1,420$1,056$778$616
26 years$2,354$1,773$1,317$966$701$548
27 years$2,243$1,669$1,223$884$632$489
28 years$2,140$1,572$1,136$810$570$436
29 years$2,044$1,483$1,058$743$515$389
30 years$1,954$1,401$985$682$465$347
31 years$1,871$1,324$918$626$421$310
32 years$1,792$1,253$857$575$381$277
33 years$1,719$1,187$800$529$344$248
34 years$1,650$1,125$748$487$312$222
35 years$1,586$1,067$699$448$282$198
36 years$1,525$1,013$654$413$256$177
37 years$1,467$962$612$380$232$159
38 years$1,413$914$573$350$210$142
39 years$1,361$869$537$323$191$127
40 years$1,312$827$503$298$173$114
41 years$1,266$787$472$275$157$102
42 years$1,222$750$443$254$142$91
43 years$1,180$714$415$234$129$82
44 years$1,141$681$390$216$117$73
45 years$1,103$649$366$200$106$66
46 years$1,067$619$344$185$97$59
47 years$1,032$591$323$170$88$53
48 years$999$564$304$158$80$47
49 years$967$539$285$146$72$42
50 years$937$515$268$135$66$38

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $960,000, adding $3,723 every year, while hoping to spend $40,313 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: 65/9/26 Blend
73$960,000$960,000$960,000$960,000
74$1,061,760$1,010,880$996,000$1,123,306
75$1,127,167$1,017,521$986,474$1,171,936
76$1,197,894$1,023,135$975,277$1,220,226
77$1,274,442$1,027,631$962,311$1,272,109
78$1,357,360$1,030,910$947,473$1,327,939
79$1,447,253$1,032,867$930,656$1,388,113
80$1,544,785$1,033,390$911,745$1,453,065
81$1,650,688$1,032,361$890,623$1,523,275
82$1,765,765$1,029,654$867,166$1,599,276
83$1,890,902$1,025,135$841,245$1,681,653
84$2,027,071$1,018,664$812,723$1,771,053
85$2,175,343$1,010,089$781,460$1,868,192
86$2,336,896$999,252$747,308$1,973,858
87$2,513,027$985,983$710,110$2,088,924
88$2,705,163$970,104$669,707$2,214,351
89$2,914,876$951,424$625,927$2,351,201
90$3,143,893$929,744$578,596$2,500,646
91$3,394,118$904,850$527,527$2,663,981
92$3,667,647$876,516$472,528$2,842,632
93$3,966,787$844,506$413,398$3,038,177
94$4,294,078$808,565$349,926$3,252,354
95$4,652,318$768,428$281,891$3,487,084
96$5,044,585$723,812$209,065$3,744,483
97$5,474,272$674,418$131,208$4,026,889
98$5,945,113$619,930$48,070$4,336,881
99$6,461,224$560,016$0$4,677,304
100$7,027,133$494,321$0$5,062,575