Can I retire at age 44 with 700,000?

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 $700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$57,805$57,290$56,788$56,298$55,819$54,558
2 years$28,617$28,084$27,567$27,066$26,580$25,317
3 years$18,888$18,353$17,838$17,342$16,864$15,637
4 years$14,025$13,491$12,981$12,494$12,027$10,847
5 years$11,108$10,577$10,074$9,596$9,143$8,012
6 years$9,164$8,637$8,141$7,674$7,235$6,154
7 years$7,776$7,254$6,765$6,309$5,884$4,854
8 years$6,735$6,218$5,738$5,293$4,881$3,902
9 years$5,926$5,414$4,942$4,508$4,111$3,182
10 years$5,279$4,772$4,308$3,886$3,502$2,622
11 years$4,750$4,248$3,793$3,382$3,012$2,180
12 years$4,310$3,813$3,366$2,967$2,610$1,824
13 years$3,938$3,446$3,008$2,619$2,276$1,535
14 years$3,619$3,132$2,702$2,325$1,995$1,297
15 years$3,343$2,861$2,440$2,073$1,757$1,101
16 years$3,101$2,625$2,212$1,857$1,553$936
17 years$2,889$2,418$2,013$1,668$1,377$799
18 years$2,700$2,234$1,837$1,503$1,224$683
19 years$2,531$2,070$1,682$1,358$1,091$585
20 years$2,379$1,924$1,544$1,230$975$502
21 years$2,242$1,792$1,420$1,117$872$431
22 years$2,117$1,673$1,309$1,015$782$371
23 years$2,004$1,565$1,208$925$702$319
24 years$1,900$1,466$1,118$843$631$275
25 years$1,805$1,376$1,035$770$568$237
26 years$1,717$1,293$960$704$511$204
27 years$1,635$1,217$891$645$461$176
28 years$1,560$1,147$829$591$416$152
29 years$1,490$1,082$771$542$376$132
30 years$1,425$1,021$718$497$339$114
31 years$1,364$966$670$456$307$98
32 years$1,307$914$625$419$278$85
33 years$1,254$865$583$386$251$73
34 years$1,203$820$545$355$227$63
35 years$1,156$778$510$327$206$55
36 years$1,112$738$477$301$187$47
37 years$1,070$701$446$277$169$41
38 years$1,030$666$418$256$153$36
39 years$993$634$391$236$139$31
40 years$957$603$367$217$126$27
41 years$923$574$344$201$114$23
42 years$891$547$323$185$104$20
43 years$861$521$303$171$94$17
44 years$832$496$284$158$86$15
45 years$804$473$267$146$78$13
46 years$778$452$251$135$70$11
47 years$753$431$236$124$64$10
48 years$728$411$221$115$58$8
49 years$705$393$208$106$53$7
50 years$683$375$196$98$48$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 44 starting with $700,000, adding $5,654 every year, while hoping to spend $50,001 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: 48/23/29 Blend
43$700,000$700,000$700,000$700,000
44$777,232$740,132$729,282$807,865
45$803,309$723,198$700,512$813,080
46$830,370$703,758$669,103$813,407
47$858,463$681,637$634,913$812,803
48$887,638$656,649$597,794$811,207
49$917,949$628,598$557,593$808,552
50$949,456$597,274$514,148$804,772
51$982,219$562,459$467,290$799,795
52$1,016,305$523,920$416,844$793,549
53$1,051,786$481,410$362,627$785,956
54$1,088,738$434,669$304,445$776,937
55$1,127,244$383,422$242,098$766,410
56$1,167,393$327,379$175,378$754,288
57$1,209,279$266,233$104,065$740,483
58$1,253,006$199,660$27,933$724,903
59$1,298,686$127,316$0$707,452
60$1,346,438$48,840$0$704,531
61$1,396,392$0$0$709,836
62$1,448,689$0$0$723,841
63$1,503,480$0$0$751,486
64$1,560,932$0$0$780,497
65$1,621,223$0$0$810,965
66$1,684,548$0$0$842,994
67$1,751,118$0$0$876,692
68$1,821,162$0$0$912,181
69$1,894,930$0$0$949,591
70$1,972,696$0$0$989,064
71$2,054,754$0$0$1,030,755
72$2,141,429$0$0$1,074,835
73$2,233,074$0$0$1,121,487
74$2,330,072$0$0$1,170,915
75$2,432,845$0$0$1,223,337
76$2,541,851$0$0$1,278,996
77$2,657,594$0$0$1,338,154
78$2,780,620$0$0$1,401,101
79$2,911,533$0$0$1,468,151
80$3,050,987$0$0$1,539,651
81$3,199,704$0$0$1,615,979
82$3,358,472$0$0$1,697,550
83$3,528,155$0$0$1,784,819
84$3,709,700$0$0$1,878,284
85$3,904,145$0$0$1,978,491
86$4,112,629$0$0$2,086,042
87$4,336,402$0$0$2,201,593
88$4,576,835$0$0$2,325,869
89$4,835,432$0$0$2,459,661
90$5,113,847$0$0$2,603,842
91$5,413,894$0$0$2,759,367
92$5,737,567$0$0$2,927,290
93$6,087,055$0$0$3,108,764
94$6,464,764$0$0$3,305,059
95$6,873,341$0$0$3,517,572
96$7,315,691$0$0$3,747,835
97$7,795,011$0$0$3,997,537
98$8,314,814$0$0$4,268,533
99$8,878,966$0$0$4,562,862
100$9,491,717$0$0$4,882,769