Can I retire at age 45 with 507,000?

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 $507,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$41,868$41,495$41,131$40,776$40,429$39,678
2 years$20,727$20,341$19,966$19,604$19,252$18,498
3 years$13,680$13,293$12,920$12,560$12,214$11,481
4 years$10,158$9,772$9,402$9,049$8,711$8,004
5 years$8,045$7,661$7,296$6,950$6,622$5,943
6 years$6,637$6,256$5,897$5,558$5,240$4,590
7 years$5,632$5,254$4,900$4,570$4,261$3,641
8 years$4,878$4,503$4,156$3,834$3,535$2,944
9 years$4,292$3,921$3,579$3,265$2,977$2,415
10 years$3,824$3,456$3,121$2,815$2,537$2,002
11 years$3,441$3,077$2,747$2,450$2,182$1,675
12 years$3,122$2,762$2,438$2,149$1,891$1,411
13 years$2,852$2,496$2,178$1,897$1,649$1,195
14 years$2,621$2,268$1,957$1,684$1,445$1,017
15 years$2,421$2,072$1,767$1,502$1,272$869
16 years$2,246$1,901$1,602$1,345$1,125$745
17 years$2,092$1,751$1,458$1,208$997$640
18 years$1,955$1,618$1,331$1,089$887$551
19 years$1,833$1,500$1,218$984$790$475
20 years$1,723$1,393$1,118$891$706$411
21 years$1,624$1,298$1,028$809$632$356
22 years$1,534$1,212$948$735$566$308
23 years$1,451$1,133$875$670$508$267
24 years$1,376$1,062$809$611$457$232
25 years$1,307$996$750$558$411$202
26 years$1,243$936$695$510$370$175
27 years$1,185$881$646$467$334$153
28 years$1,130$830$600$428$301$133
29 years$1,079$783$559$392$272$116
30 years$1,032$740$520$360$246$101
31 years$988$699$485$331$222$88
32 years$947$662$453$304$201$77
33 years$908$627$423$279$182$67
34 years$872$594$395$257$165$58
35 years$837$563$369$237$149$51
36 years$805$535$345$218$135$44
37 years$775$508$323$201$122$39
38 years$746$483$303$185$111$34
39 years$719$459$284$171$101$29
40 years$693$437$266$157$91$26
41 years$669$416$249$145$83$22
42 years$645$396$234$134$75$20
43 years$623$377$219$124$68$17
44 years$602$360$206$114$62$15
45 years$582$343$193$105$56$13
46 years$563$327$182$97$51$11
47 years$545$312$171$90$46$10
48 years$528$298$160$83$42$9
49 years$511$285$151$77$38$8
50 years$495$272$142$71$35$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $507,000, adding $2,228 every year, while hoping to spend $35,647 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: 23/50/27 Blend
44$507,000$507,000$507,000$507,000
45$561,012$534,141$526,283$569,077
46$580,307$522,386$505,985$564,431
47$600,376$508,860$483,813$556,304
48$621,259$493,439$459,665$546,841
49$643,001$475,991$433,437$535,954
50$665,649$456,377$405,020$523,552
51$689,255$434,449$374,298$509,538
52$713,874$410,052$341,152$493,812
53$739,565$383,020$305,456$476,266
54$766,391$353,179$267,080$456,790
55$794,423$320,345$225,887$435,266
56$823,735$284,322$181,735$411,571
57$854,407$244,905$134,474$385,577
58$886,528$201,877$83,950$357,146
59$920,191$155,006$30,000$326,139
60$955,500$104,051$0$292,407
61$992,567$48,755$0$263,738
62$1,031,511$0$0$241,764
63$1,072,465$0$0$223,855
64$1,115,573$0$0$233,270
65$1,160,990$0$0$243,222
66$1,208,885$0$0$253,754
67$1,259,445$0$0$264,910
68$1,312,869$0$0$276,741
69$1,369,380$0$0$289,299
70$1,429,216$0$0$302,645
71$1,492,641$0$0$316,843
72$1,559,940$0$0$331,964
73$1,631,429$0$0$348,086
74$1,707,449$0$0$365,293
75$1,788,375$0$0$383,680
76$1,874,620$0$0$403,347
77$1,966,632$0$0$424,407
78$2,064,905$0$0$446,982
79$2,169,978$0$0$471,208
80$2,282,444$0$0$497,231
81$2,402,952$0$0$525,215
82$2,532,215$0$0$555,337
83$2,671,013$0$0$587,793
84$2,820,205$0$0$622,797
85$2,980,731$0$0$660,586
86$3,153,627$0$0$701,418
87$3,340,028$0$0$745,579
88$3,541,180$0$0$793,382
89$3,758,455$0$0$845,172
90$3,993,358$0$0$901,326
91$4,247,544$0$0$962,261
92$4,522,834$0$0$1,028,434
93$4,821,228$0$0$1,100,351
94$5,144,926$0$0$1,178,563
95$5,496,346$0$0$1,263,682
96$5,878,150$0$0$1,356,378
97$6,293,266$0$0$1,457,388
98$6,744,913$0$0$1,567,524
99$7,236,634$0$0$1,687,682
100$7,772,329$0$0$1,818,844