Can I retire at age 74 with 972,000?

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 $972,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.5%
1 years$80,267$79,552$78,854$78,173$77,509$75,148
2 years$39,736$38,996$38,279$37,583$36,909$34,551
3 years$26,228$25,484$24,769$24,080$23,417$21,135
4 years$19,475$18,734$18,025$17,348$16,701$14,513
5 years$15,424$14,687$13,988$13,325$12,696$10,608
6 years$12,724$11,993$11,305$10,656$10,046$8,060
7 years$10,797$10,072$9,394$8,761$8,170$6,286
8 years$9,352$8,634$7,967$7,349$6,778$4,994
9 years$8,229$7,517$6,862$6,260$5,708$4,023
10 years$7,330$6,626$5,983$5,396$4,863$3,274
11 years$6,596$5,899$5,267$4,696$4,183$2,687
12 years$5,985$5,294$4,674$4,119$3,625$2,219
13 years$5,468$4,785$4,176$3,637$3,161$1,843
14 years$5,025$4,349$3,752$3,228$2,771$1,536
15 years$4,641$3,973$3,388$2,879$2,439$1,285
16 years$4,306$3,645$3,072$2,578$2,156$1,078
17 years$4,011$3,357$2,795$2,316$1,912$906
18 years$3,749$3,102$2,551$2,087$1,700$763
19 years$3,514$2,875$2,336$1,886$1,515$644
20 years$3,304$2,671$2,144$1,708$1,353$544
21 years$3,113$2,488$1,972$1,550$1,211$460
22 years$2,940$2,323$1,817$1,410$1,086$390
23 years$2,783$2,172$1,678$1,284$974$330
24 years$2,638$2,035$1,552$1,171$876$280
25 years$2,506$1,910$1,437$1,069$788$238
26 years$2,384$1,795$1,333$978$710$202
27 years$2,271$1,690$1,238$895$640$171
28 years$2,166$1,592$1,151$820$578$145
29 years$2,069$1,502$1,071$752$521$124
30 years$1,979$1,418$997$690$471$105
31 years$1,894$1,341$930$634$426$89
32 years$1,815$1,269$868$582$385$76
33 years$1,741$1,202$810$536$349$65
34 years$1,671$1,139$757$493$316$55
35 years$1,606$1,080$708$454$286$47
36 years$1,544$1,025$662$418$259$40
37 years$1,485$974$620$385$235$34
38 years$1,430$925$580$355$213$29
39 years$1,378$880$544$327$193$24
40 years$1,329$837$510$302$175$21
41 years$1,282$797$478$278$159$18
42 years$1,237$759$448$257$144$15
43 years$1,195$723$421$237$131$13
44 years$1,155$689$395$219$119$11
45 years$1,116$657$371$202$108$9
46 years$1,080$627$348$187$98$8
47 years$1,045$598$327$173$89$7
48 years$1,012$571$307$159$81$6
49 years$980$545$289$147$73$5
50 years$949$521$272$136$67$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $972,000, adding $6,190 every year, while hoping to spend $28,828 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: 64/28/8 Blend
73$972,000$972,000$972,000$972,000
74$1,077,529$1,026,013$1,010,947$1,144,384
75$1,156,764$1,045,615$1,014,141$1,209,315
76$1,243,115$1,065,211$1,016,476$1,276,245
77$1,337,277$1,084,771$1,017,892$1,348,599
78$1,440,016$1,104,261$1,018,328$1,426,903
79$1,552,174$1,123,646$1,017,718$1,511,735
80$1,674,678$1,142,887$1,015,994$1,603,733
81$1,808,549$1,161,942$1,013,083$1,703,598
82$1,954,911$1,180,767$1,008,912$1,812,104
83$2,115,001$1,199,314$1,003,400$1,930,103
84$2,290,183$1,217,532$996,465$2,058,533
85$2,481,955$1,235,365$988,021$2,198,431
86$2,691,971$1,252,755$977,976$2,350,936
87$2,922,050$1,269,637$966,236$2,517,305
88$3,174,195$1,285,945$952,700$2,698,923
89$3,450,613$1,301,606$937,266$2,897,317
90$3,753,733$1,316,543$919,822$3,114,168
91$4,086,234$1,330,674$900,256$3,351,333
92$4,451,062$1,343,909$878,447$3,610,853
93$4,851,466$1,356,157$854,271$3,894,982
94$5,291,023$1,367,316$827,596$4,206,203
95$5,773,673$1,377,280$798,286$4,547,252
96$6,303,757$1,385,935$766,198$4,921,145
97$6,886,055$1,393,162$731,181$5,331,207
98$7,525,837$1,398,831$693,080$5,781,104
99$8,228,905$1,402,806$651,731$6,274,873
100$9,001,652$1,404,942$606,962$6,816,968