Can I retire at age 30 with 301,000?

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 $301,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$24,856$24,635$24,419$24,208$24,002$23,614
2 years$12,305$12,076$11,854$11,638$11,430$11,040
3 years$8,122$7,892$7,670$7,457$7,251$6,872
4 years$6,031$5,801$5,582$5,372$5,172$4,806
5 years$4,776$4,548$4,332$4,126$3,931$3,580
6 years$3,940$3,714$3,501$3,300$3,111$2,774
7 years$3,343$3,119$2,909$2,713$2,530$2,207
8 years$2,896$2,674$2,467$2,276$2,099$1,791
9 years$2,548$2,328$2,125$1,939$1,768$1,474
10 years$2,270$2,052$1,853$1,671$1,506$1,227
11 years$2,043$1,827$1,631$1,454$1,295$1,030
12 years$1,853$1,640$1,447$1,276$1,122$871
13 years$1,693$1,482$1,293$1,126$979$741
14 years$1,556$1,347$1,162$1,000$858$633
15 years$1,437$1,230$1,049$892$755$543
16 years$1,334$1,129$951$798$668$467
17 years$1,242$1,040$866$717$592$403
18 years$1,161$961$790$646$526$349
19 years$1,088$890$723$584$469$302
20 years$1,023$827$664$529$419$262
21 years$964$771$611$480$375$228
22 years$911$719$563$437$336$199
23 years$862$673$520$398$302$173
24 years$817$630$481$363$271$151
25 years$776$592$445$331$244$132
26 years$738$556$413$303$220$115
27 years$703$523$383$277$198$101
28 years$671$493$356$254$179$88
29 years$641$465$332$233$161$77
30 years$613$439$309$214$146$68
31 years$587$415$288$196$132$59
32 years$562$393$269$180$119$52
33 years$539$372$251$166$108$45
34 years$517$353$234$153$98$40
35 years$497$334$219$140$89$35
36 years$478$317$205$129$80$31
37 years$460$302$192$119$73$27
38 years$443$287$180$110$66$24
39 years$427$272$168$101$60$21
40 years$412$259$158$93$54$18
41 years$397$247$148$86$49$16
42 years$383$235$139$80$45$14
43 years$370$224$130$73$41$12
44 years$358$213$122$68$37$11
45 years$346$204$115$63$33$9
46 years$334$194$108$58$30$8
47 years$324$185$101$53$28$7
48 years$313$177$95$49$25$6
49 years$303$169$89$46$23$6
50 years$294$161$84$42$21$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 30 starting with $301,000, adding $4,293 every year, while hoping to spend $26,948 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: 40/49/11 Blend
29$301,000$301,000$301,000$301,000
30$336,130$320,177$315,512$348,306
31$341,743$307,193$297,409$344,316
32$347,025$292,670$277,796$337,011
33$351,914$276,504$256,595$328,510
34$356,342$258,584$233,723$318,716
35$360,229$238,795$209,093$307,526
36$363,490$217,014$182,616$294,828
37$366,030$193,111$154,197$280,502
38$367,740$166,949$123,738$264,421
39$368,503$138,383$91,136$246,444
40$368,186$107,260$56,285$226,424
41$366,642$73,417$19,072$204,199
42$363,710$36,685$0$179,598
43$359,208$0$0$154,856
44$352,937$0$0$131,579
45$344,674$0$0$127,181
46$334,174$0$0$121,773
47$321,165$0$0$115,234
48$305,346$0$0$107,431
49$286,383$0$0$98,217
50$263,907$0$0$87,427
51$237,510$0$0$74,881
52$206,742$0$0$60,379
53$171,103$0$0$43,700
54$130,042$0$0$24,601
55$82,949$0$0$2,812
56$29,152$0$0$0
57$0$0$0$0
58$0$0$0$0
59$0$0$0$0
60$0$0$0$0
61$0$0$0$0
62$0$0$0$0
63$0$0$0$0
64$0$0$0$0
65$0$0$0$0
66$0$0$0$0
67$0$0$0$0
68$0$0$0$0
69$0$0$0$0
70$0$0$0$0
71$0$0$0$0
72$0$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0