Can I retire at age 50 with 349,000?

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 $349,000?

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 years$28,820$28,563$28,313$28,068$27,830$27,369
2 years$14,267$14,002$13,744$13,494$13,252$12,789
3 years$9,417$9,150$8,893$8,646$8,408$7,957
4 years$6,992$6,726$6,472$6,229$5,996$5,561
5 years$5,538$5,274$5,023$4,784$4,558$4,140
6 years$4,569$4,306$4,059$3,826$3,607$3,206
7 years$3,877$3,616$3,373$3,146$2,933$2,551
8 years$3,358$3,100$2,861$2,639$2,434$2,068
9 years$2,955$2,699$2,464$2,248$2,049$1,701
10 years$2,632$2,379$2,148$1,938$1,746$1,415
11 years$2,368$2,118$1,891$1,686$1,502$1,188
12 years$2,149$1,901$1,678$1,479$1,301$1,004
13 years$1,963$1,718$1,499$1,306$1,135$853
14 years$1,804$1,562$1,347$1,159$995$728
15 years$1,667$1,426$1,216$1,034$876$624
16 years$1,546$1,309$1,103$926$774$537
17 years$1,440$1,205$1,004$832$686$463
18 years$1,346$1,114$916$749$610$400
19 years$1,262$1,032$839$677$544$347
20 years$1,186$959$770$613$486$301
21 years$1,118$893$708$557$435$261
22 years$1,056$834$652$506$390$227
23 years$999$780$602$461$350$198
24 years$947$731$557$420$314$173
25 years$900$686$516$384$283$150
26 years$856$645$479$351$255$131
27 years$815$607$444$321$230$115
28 years$778$572$413$294$207$100
29 years$743$539$384$270$187$88
30 years$710$509$358$248$169$77
31 years$680$481$334$228$153$67
32 years$652$456$312$209$138$59
33 years$625$431$291$192$125$51
34 years$600$409$272$177$113$45
35 years$576$388$254$163$103$39
36 years$554$368$238$150$93$35
37 years$533$350$222$138$84$30
38 years$514$332$208$127$76$27
39 years$495$316$195$117$69$23
40 years$477$301$183$108$63$20
41 years$460$286$172$100$57$18
42 years$444$273$161$92$52$16
43 years$429$260$151$85$47$14
44 years$415$247$142$79$43$12
45 years$401$236$133$73$39$11
46 years$388$225$125$67$35$9
47 years$375$215$117$62$32$8
48 years$363$205$110$57$29$7
49 years$352$196$104$53$26$6
50 years$341$187$98$49$24$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $349,000, adding $6,954 every year, while hoping to spend $20,785 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: 56/15/29 Blend
49$349,000$349,000$349,000$349,000
50$391,771$373,274$367,865$410,227
51$409,617$369,449$358,073$419,876
52$428,586$364,741$347,257$427,651
53$448,771$359,083$335,359$435,705
54$470,274$352,406$322,323$444,072
55$493,206$344,638$308,084$452,791
56$517,689$335,701$292,581$461,905
57$543,855$325,512$275,744$471,464
58$571,851$313,985$257,504$481,522
59$601,837$301,027$237,788$492,143
60$633,989$286,542$216,518$503,397
61$668,499$270,426$193,615$515,362
62$705,580$252,571$168,994$528,127
63$745,462$232,860$142,569$541,791
64$788,403$211,173$114,249$556,465
65$834,680$187,381$83,936$572,272
66$884,603$161,348$51,533$589,352
67$938,508$132,930$16,935$607,859
68$996,767$101,975$0$627,966
69$1,059,789$68,323$0$656,051
70$1,128,021$31,805$0$692,138
71$1,201,957$0$0$731,257
72$1,282,140$0$0$774,993
73$1,369,165$0$0$828,187
74$1,463,688$0$0$885,991
75$1,566,431$0$0$948,851
76$1,678,187$0$0$1,017,257
77$1,799,830$0$0$1,091,746
78$1,932,320$0$0$1,172,911
79$2,076,715$0$0$1,261,404
80$2,234,177$0$0$1,357,941
81$2,405,989$0$0$1,463,314
82$2,593,559$0$0$1,578,391
83$2,798,439$0$0$1,704,129
84$3,022,338$0$0$1,841,582
85$3,267,135$0$0$1,991,909
86$3,534,903$0$0$2,156,388
87$3,827,920$0$0$2,336,425
88$4,148,697$0$0$2,533,568
89$4,499,999$0$0$2,749,523
90$4,884,869$0$0$2,986,168
91$5,306,662$0$0$3,245,571
92$5,769,069$0$0$3,530,009
93$6,276,156$0$0$3,841,992
94$6,832,404$0$0$4,184,282
95$7,442,746$0$0$4,559,924
96$8,112,616$0$0$4,972,270
97$8,848,000$0$0$5,425,013
98$9,655,492$0$0$5,922,222
99$10,542,355$0$0$6,468,377
100$11,516,592$0$0$7,068,416