Can I retire at age 74 with 975,000?

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 $975,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$80,515$79,797$79,098$78,415$77,748$76,554
2 years$39,859$39,116$38,397$37,699$37,023$35,823
3 years$26,309$25,563$24,845$24,154$23,489$22,321
4 years$19,535$18,791$18,081$17,402$16,752$15,624
5 years$15,472$14,733$14,032$13,366$12,735$11,651
6 years$12,764$12,030$11,340$10,689$10,077$9,037
7 years$10,830$10,103$9,423$8,788$8,195$7,201
8 years$9,381$8,660$7,992$7,372$6,799$5,849
9 years$8,254$7,540$6,883$6,279$5,725$4,820
10 years$7,353$6,646$6,001$5,413$4,878$4,017
11 years$6,617$5,917$5,283$4,711$4,196$3,377
12 years$6,003$5,311$4,689$4,132$3,636$2,859
13 years$5,485$4,799$4,189$3,648$3,170$2,435
14 years$5,040$4,362$3,764$3,238$2,779$2,083
15 years$4,656$3,985$3,398$2,888$2,447$1,789
16 years$4,320$3,656$3,081$2,586$2,163$1,542
17 years$4,023$3,367$2,804$2,323$1,918$1,333
18 years$3,760$3,112$2,559$2,094$1,705$1,154
19 years$3,525$2,884$2,343$1,892$1,520$1,002
20 years$3,314$2,680$2,150$1,714$1,357$871
21 years$3,123$2,496$1,978$1,555$1,215$759
22 years$2,949$2,330$1,823$1,414$1,089$661
23 years$2,791$2,179$1,683$1,288$977$577
24 years$2,647$2,042$1,557$1,174$879$504
25 years$2,514$1,916$1,442$1,073$791$441
26 years$2,391$1,801$1,337$981$712$386
27 years$2,278$1,695$1,242$898$642$338
28 years$2,173$1,597$1,154$822$579$296
29 years$2,076$1,507$1,074$754$523$260
30 years$1,985$1,423$1,000$692$473$228
31 years$1,900$1,345$933$636$427$200
32 years$1,820$1,273$870$584$387$175
33 years$1,746$1,205$813$537$350$154
34 years$1,676$1,142$759$494$317$135
35 years$1,610$1,083$710$455$287$119
36 years$1,549$1,028$664$419$260$104
37 years$1,490$977$622$386$236$91
38 years$1,435$928$582$356$214$80
39 years$1,383$883$545$328$194$71
40 years$1,333$840$511$303$176$62
41 years$1,286$799$479$279$159$55
42 years$1,241$761$450$258$145$48
43 years$1,199$725$422$238$131$42
44 years$1,158$691$396$220$119$37
45 years$1,120$659$372$203$108$33
46 years$1,083$629$349$187$98$29
47 years$1,048$600$328$173$89$25
48 years$1,015$573$308$160$81$22
49 years$983$547$290$148$74$19
50 years$952$523$272$137$67$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $975,000, adding $4,695 every year, while hoping to spend $35,388 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: 69/20/11 Blend
73$975,000$975,000$975,000$975,000
74$1,079,293$1,027,618$1,012,505$1,150,967
75$1,151,728$1,040,319$1,008,772$1,211,850
76$1,230,366$1,052,456$1,003,727$1,273,717
77$1,315,801$1,063,964$997,290$1,340,465
78$1,408,689$1,074,774$989,375$1,412,569
79$1,509,749$1,084,812$979,893$1,490,551
80$1,619,776$1,094,000$968,751$1,574,986
81$1,739,639$1,102,252$955,851$1,666,509
82$1,870,300$1,109,481$941,090$1,765,819
83$2,012,815$1,115,590$924,361$1,873,688
84$2,168,347$1,120,478$905,551$1,990,966
85$2,338,175$1,124,038$884,544$2,118,590
86$2,523,707$1,126,154$861,215$2,257,593
87$2,726,496$1,126,707$835,436$2,409,114
88$2,948,249$1,125,565$807,073$2,574,411
89$3,190,845$1,122,593$775,985$2,754,867
90$3,456,355$1,117,644$742,025$2,952,010
91$3,747,059$1,110,564$705,038$3,167,524
92$4,065,466$1,101,189$664,864$3,403,263
93$4,414,341$1,089,345$621,335$3,661,276
94$4,796,729$1,074,847$574,274$3,943,819
95$5,215,982$1,057,502$523,500$4,253,378
96$5,675,794$1,037,101$468,818$4,592,698
97$6,180,232$1,013,426$410,030$4,964,803
98$6,733,775$986,244$346,926$5,373,027
99$7,341,360$955,309$279,288$5,821,045
100$8,008,422$920,362$206,887$6,312,912