Can I retire at age 42 with 720,000?

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 $720,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$59,457$58,927$58,411$57,906$57,414$56,416
2 years$29,434$28,886$28,355$27,840$27,340$26,338
3 years$19,428$18,877$18,347$17,837$17,346$16,371
4 years$14,426$13,877$13,352$12,851$12,371$11,431
5 years$11,425$10,880$10,362$9,870$9,404$8,501
6 years$9,425$8,884$8,374$7,894$7,441$6,576
7 years$7,998$7,461$6,959$6,490$6,052$5,225
8 years$6,927$6,395$5,902$5,444$5,020$4,232
9 years$6,095$5,568$5,083$4,637$4,228$3,478
10 years$5,430$4,908$4,431$3,997$3,602$2,889
11 years$4,886$4,369$3,901$3,479$3,098$2,421
12 years$4,433$3,922$3,462$3,051$2,685$2,043
13 years$4,050$3,544$3,093$2,694$2,341$1,734
14 years$3,722$3,221$2,779$2,391$2,052$1,479
15 years$3,438$2,943$2,509$2,133$1,807$1,266
16 years$3,190$2,700$2,275$1,910$1,597$1,087
17 years$2,971$2,487$2,070$1,716$1,416$936
18 years$2,777$2,298$1,890$1,546$1,259$808
19 years$2,603$2,130$1,730$1,397$1,122$699
20 years$2,447$1,979$1,588$1,265$1,002$605
21 years$2,306$1,843$1,461$1,148$897$525
22 years$2,178$1,721$1,346$1,044$804$456
23 years$2,061$1,609$1,243$951$722$397
24 years$1,954$1,508$1,149$867$649$345
25 years$1,856$1,415$1,065$792$584$301
26 years$1,766$1,330$987$724$526$262
27 years$1,682$1,252$917$663$474$229
28 years$1,605$1,179$852$607$428$199
29 years$1,533$1,113$793$557$386$174
30 years$1,466$1,051$739$511$349$152
31 years$1,403$993$689$469$316$133
32 years$1,344$940$643$431$285$116
33 years$1,289$890$600$397$258$101
34 years$1,238$844$561$365$234$89
35 years$1,189$800$524$336$212$78
36 years$1,144$759$490$309$192$68
37 years$1,100$721$459$285$174$59
38 years$1,060$685$430$263$158$52
39 years$1,021$652$403$242$143$45
40 years$984$620$377$224$130$40
41 years$950$590$354$206$118$35
42 years$917$562$332$190$107$30
43 years$885$536$312$176$97$27
44 years$855$511$292$162$88$23
45 years$827$487$275$150$80$20
46 years$800$464$258$138$73$18
47 years$774$443$242$128$66$16
48 years$749$423$228$118$60$14
49 years$726$404$214$109$54$12
50 years$703$386$201$101$49$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $720,000, adding $4,314 every year, while hoping to spend $33,989 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: 40/45/15 Blend
41$720,000$720,000$720,000$720,000
42$797,890$759,730$748,570$826,085
43$843,111$760,793$737,483$847,558
44$891,805$760,768$724,885$867,135
45$944,291$759,568$710,691$887,584
46$1,000,918$757,096$694,809$908,999
47$1,062,071$753,253$677,144$931,487
48$1,128,172$747,933$657,598$955,170
49$1,199,685$741,021$636,067$980,183
50$1,277,120$732,398$612,443$1,006,677
51$1,361,039$721,938$586,612$1,034,822
52$1,452,057$709,505$558,456$1,064,808
53$1,550,853$694,957$527,850$1,096,847
54$1,658,172$678,142$494,666$1,131,178
55$1,774,836$658,902$458,767$1,168,064
56$1,901,747$637,065$420,014$1,207,803
57$2,039,898$612,454$378,257$1,250,725
58$2,190,382$584,879$333,343$1,297,198
59$2,354,401$554,138$285,110$1,347,632
60$2,533,279$520,020$233,390$1,402,485
61$2,728,473$482,300$178,008$1,462,266
62$2,941,585$440,741$118,780$1,527,541
63$3,174,382$395,092$55,513$1,598,941
64$3,428,805$345,088$0$1,677,166
65$3,706,995$290,449$0$1,764,915
66$4,011,307$230,879$0$1,870,739
67$4,344,333$166,065$0$1,986,739
68$4,708,930$95,678$0$2,114,017
69$5,108,242$19,367$0$2,253,796
70$5,545,733$0$0$2,407,428
71$6,025,216$0$0$2,607,722
72$6,550,891$0$0$2,837,922
73$7,127,386$0$0$3,090,475
74$7,759,794$0$0$3,367,625
75$8,453,728$0$0$3,671,845
76$9,215,371$0$0$4,005,859
77$10,051,530$0$0$4,372,665
78$10,969,709$0$0$4,775,570
79$11,978,168$0$0$5,218,212
80$13,086,011$0$0$5,704,604
81$14,303,265$0$0$6,239,163
82$15,640,978$0$0$6,826,756
83$17,111,318$0$0$7,472,747
84$18,727,695$0$0$8,183,043
85$20,504,879$0$0$8,964,154
86$22,459,145$0$0$9,823,251
87$24,608,423$0$0$10,768,236
88$26,972,469$0$0$11,807,814
89$29,573,049$0$0$12,951,577
90$32,434,143$0$0$14,210,094
91$35,582,174$0$0$15,595,010
92$39,046,257$0$0$17,119,155
93$42,858,470$0$0$18,796,667
94$47,054,158$0$0$20,643,123
95$51,672,265$0$0$22,675,686
96$56,755,705$0$0$24,913,271
97$62,351,761$0$0$27,376,716
98$68,512,535$0$0$30,088,985
99$75,295,435$0$0$33,075,381
100$82,763,722$0$0$36,363,784