Can I retire at age 48 with 950,000?

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:
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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 $950,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$78,450$77,751$77,070$76,404$75,754$73,863
2 years$38,837$38,113$37,412$36,733$36,073$34,180
3 years$25,634$24,908$24,208$23,535$22,887$21,050
4 years$19,034$18,310$17,617$16,956$16,323$14,558
5 years$15,075$14,355$13,672$13,024$12,408$10,719
6 years$12,436$11,722$11,049$10,415$9,818$8,207
7 years$10,552$9,844$9,182$8,563$7,985$6,451
8 years$9,140$8,438$7,787$7,183$6,624$5,168
9 years$8,042$7,347$6,707$6,118$5,579$4,198
10 years$7,165$6,476$5,847$5,274$4,753$3,447
11 years$6,447$5,765$5,148$4,590$4,088$2,855
12 years$5,849$5,175$4,568$4,026$3,543$2,379
13 years$5,344$4,676$4,082$3,554$3,089$1,994
14 years$4,911$4,251$3,667$3,155$2,708$1,679
15 years$4,536$3,883$3,311$2,814$2,384$1,418
16 years$4,209$3,563$3,002$2,520$2,107$1,202
17 years$3,920$3,281$2,732$2,264$1,868$1,021
18 years$3,664$3,032$2,494$2,040$1,661$869
19 years$3,435$2,810$2,283$1,843$1,481$741
20 years$3,229$2,611$2,095$1,670$1,323$633
21 years$3,043$2,432$1,927$1,515$1,184$541
22 years$2,874$2,270$1,776$1,378$1,061$463
23 years$2,720$2,123$1,640$1,255$952$397
24 years$2,579$1,989$1,517$1,144$856$340
25 years$2,449$1,867$1,405$1,045$770$292
26 years$2,330$1,755$1,303$956$694$250
27 years$2,220$1,651$1,210$875$626$215
28 years$2,117$1,556$1,125$801$564$185
29 years$2,022$1,468$1,047$735$510$159
30 years$1,934$1,386$975$674$461$137
31 years$1,851$1,311$909$619$416$117
32 years$1,774$1,240$848$569$377$101
33 years$1,701$1,174$792$523$341$87
34 years$1,633$1,113$740$482$309$75
35 years$1,569$1,056$692$443$280$64
36 years$1,509$1,002$647$408$253$55
37 years$1,452$952$606$376$230$48
38 years$1,398$904$567$347$208$41
39 years$1,347$860$531$320$189$35
40 years$1,299$818$498$295$171$30
41 years$1,253$779$467$272$155$26
42 years$1,209$742$438$251$141$23
43 years$1,168$707$411$232$128$19
44 years$1,129$674$386$214$116$17
45 years$1,091$642$362$198$105$14
46 years$1,055$613$340$183$96$12
47 years$1,021$585$320$169$87$11
48 years$989$558$300$156$79$9
49 years$957$533$282$144$72$8
50 years$928$509$265$133$65$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $950,000, adding $6,302 every year, while hoping to spend $54,120 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: 55/39/6 Blend
47$950,000$950,000$950,000$950,000
48$1,053,401$1,003,051$988,326$1,109,608
49$1,103,264$994,617$963,851$1,139,811
50$1,156,400$983,956$936,743$1,166,114
51$1,213,085$970,902$906,856$1,193,421
52$1,273,621$955,278$874,037$1,221,835
53$1,338,342$936,897$838,129$1,251,469
54$1,407,610$915,563$798,964$1,282,455
55$1,481,826$891,065$756,369$1,314,937
56$1,561,427$863,182$710,162$1,349,079
57$1,646,894$831,679$660,153$1,385,065
58$1,738,753$796,308$606,145$1,423,101
59$1,837,584$756,805$547,929$1,463,417
60$1,944,023$712,894$485,290$1,506,272
61$2,058,767$664,279$418,001$1,551,954
62$2,182,584$610,651$345,826$1,600,787
63$2,316,315$551,681$268,518$1,653,131
64$2,460,886$487,020$185,821$1,709,391
65$2,617,315$416,303$97,465$1,770,016
66$2,786,721$339,142$3,170$1,835,508
67$2,970,333$255,126$0$1,906,427
68$3,169,504$163,824$0$1,989,637
69$3,385,720$64,778$0$2,080,215
70$3,620,617$0$0$2,178,751
71$3,875,995$0$0$2,304,366
72$4,153,833$0$0$2,471,349
73$4,456,308$0$0$2,653,222
74$4,785,818$0$0$2,851,434
75$5,144,999$0$0$3,067,582
76$5,536,755$0$0$3,303,424
77$5,964,278$0$0$3,560,896
78$6,431,086$0$0$3,842,126
79$6,941,050$0$0$4,149,458
80$7,498,431$0$0$4,485,475
81$8,107,921$0$0$4,853,019
82$8,774,685$0$0$5,255,217
83$9,504,412$0$0$5,695,516
84$10,303,364$0$0$6,177,710
85$11,178,438$0$0$6,705,977
86$12,137,231$0$0$7,284,919
87$13,188,105$0$0$7,919,603
88$14,340,274$0$0$8,615,611
89$15,603,885$0$0$9,379,090
90$16,990,112$0$0$10,216,812
91$18,511,266$0$0$11,136,235
92$20,180,904$0$0$12,145,574
93$22,013,962$0$0$13,253,880
94$24,026,892$0$0$14,471,120
95$26,237,818$0$0$15,808,277
96$28,666,703$0$0$17,277,449
97$31,335,543$0$0$18,891,964
98$34,268,567$0$0$20,666,503
99$37,492,468$0$0$22,617,244
100$41,036,655$0$0$24,762,007