Can I retire at age 44 with 550,000?

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 $550,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$45,418$45,014$44,619$44,234$43,858$43,113
2 years$22,484$22,066$21,660$21,266$20,885$20,137
3 years$14,841$14,420$14,015$13,626$13,250$12,522
4 years$11,020$10,600$10,200$9,816$9,450$8,748
5 years$8,728$8,311$7,915$7,540$7,184$6,509
6 years$7,200$6,786$6,397$6,030$5,684$5,038
7 years$6,109$5,699$5,316$4,957$4,623$4,005
8 years$5,292$4,885$4,508$4,159$3,835$3,246
9 years$4,656$4,254$3,883$3,542$3,230$2,669
10 years$4,148$3,749$3,385$3,053$2,752$2,219
11 years$3,732$3,338$2,980$2,657$2,367$1,861
12 years$3,386$2,996$2,645$2,331$2,051$1,571
13 years$3,094$2,707$2,363$2,058$1,788$1,334
14 years$2,843$2,461$2,123$1,827$1,568$1,139
15 years$2,626$2,248$1,917$1,629$1,380$975
16 years$2,437$2,063$1,738$1,459$1,220$838
17 years$2,270$1,900$1,582$1,311$1,082$722
18 years$2,121$1,755$1,444$1,181$962$624
19 years$1,989$1,627$1,322$1,067$857$540
20 years$1,869$1,512$1,213$967$766$468
21 years$1,762$1,408$1,116$877$685$406
22 years$1,664$1,314$1,028$798$614$353
23 years$1,575$1,229$949$726$551$307
24 years$1,493$1,152$878$663$496$268
25 years$1,418$1,081$813$605$446$233
26 years$1,349$1,016$754$553$402$204
27 years$1,285$956$700$506$362$178
28 years$1,226$901$651$464$327$155
29 years$1,171$850$606$425$295$136
30 years$1,120$803$564$390$267$118
31 years$1,072$759$526$359$241$104
32 years$1,027$718$491$330$218$91
33 years$985$680$458$303$197$79
34 years$946$644$428$279$179$69
35 years$908$611$400$257$162$61
36 years$874$580$375$236$147$53
37 years$841$551$351$218$133$47
38 years$809$524$328$201$120$41
39 years$780$498$308$185$109$36
40 years$752$474$288$171$99$31
41 years$725$451$270$158$90$27
42 years$700$429$254$145$82$24
43 years$676$409$238$134$74$21
44 years$653$390$223$124$67$18
45 years$632$372$210$114$61$16
46 years$611$355$197$106$55$14
47 years$591$339$185$98$50$12
48 years$572$323$174$90$46$11
49 years$554$309$163$83$41$9
50 years$537$295$154$77$38$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 44 starting with $550,000, adding $3,709 every year, while hoping to spend $49,288 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: 40/39/21 Blend
43$550,000$550,000$550,000$550,000
44$609,926$580,776$572,251$630,399
45$619,696$556,792$538,979$621,439
46$628,811$529,981$502,941$606,777
47$637,152$500,152$463,992$589,912
48$644,586$467,104$421,980$570,668
49$650,965$430,623$376,748$548,860
50$656,125$390,485$328,130$524,286
51$659,882$346,451$275,955$496,733
52$662,033$298,270$220,042$465,968
53$662,350$245,675$160,203$431,741
54$660,583$188,386$96,243$393,784
55$656,451$126,106$27,956$351,810
56$649,646$58,522$0$305,505
57$639,823$0$0$264,601
58$626,601$0$0$232,317
59$609,558$0$0$223,423
60$588,227$0$0$212,594
61$562,089$0$0$199,601
62$530,573$0$0$184,192
63$493,042$0$0$166,083
64$448,797$0$0$144,966
65$397,061$0$0$120,495
66$336,976$0$0$92,292
67$267,594$0$0$59,937
68$187,867$0$0$22,965
69$96,637$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