Can I retire at age 50 with 382,000?

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 $382,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.6%
1 years$31,545$31,264$30,990$30,722$30,461$29,287
2 years$15,616$15,326$15,044$14,770$14,505$13,337
3 years$10,308$10,015$9,734$9,464$9,203$8,076
4 years$7,654$7,362$7,084$6,818$6,564$5,487
5 years$6,062$5,772$5,498$5,237$4,989$3,967
6 years$5,001$4,713$4,443$4,188$3,948$2,979
7 years$4,243$3,958$3,692$3,443$3,211$2,296
8 years$3,675$3,393$3,131$2,888$2,664$1,801
9 years$3,234$2,954$2,697$2,460$2,243$1,433
10 years$2,881$2,604$2,351$2,121$1,911$1,151
11 years$2,592$2,318$2,070$1,846$1,644$932
12 years$2,352$2,081$1,837$1,619$1,424$759
13 years$2,149$1,880$1,641$1,429$1,242$621
14 years$1,975$1,709$1,475$1,269$1,089$510
15 years$1,824$1,561$1,331$1,131$959$420
16 years$1,692$1,433$1,207$1,013$847$347
17 years$1,576$1,319$1,098$910$751$288
18 years$1,473$1,219$1,003$820$668$238
19 years$1,381$1,130$918$741$595$198
20 years$1,298$1,050$842$671$532$165
21 years$1,223$978$775$609$476$137
22 years$1,156$913$714$554$427$114
23 years$1,094$854$659$505$383$95
24 years$1,037$800$610$460$344$79
25 years$985$751$565$420$310$66
26 years$937$706$524$384$279$55
27 years$893$664$486$352$252$46
28 years$851$626$452$322$227$38
29 years$813$590$421$296$205$32
30 years$778$557$392$271$185$27
31 years$744$527$365$249$167$22
32 years$713$499$341$229$151$19
33 years$684$472$318$210$137$16
34 years$657$448$297$194$124$13
35 years$631$424$278$178$112$11
36 years$607$403$260$164$102$9
37 years$584$383$244$151$92$8
38 years$562$364$228$139$84$6
39 years$542$346$214$129$76$5
40 years$522$329$200$119$69$4
41 years$504$313$188$109$62$4
42 years$486$298$176$101$57$3
43 years$470$284$165$93$51$3
44 years$454$271$155$86$47$2
45 years$439$258$146$79$42$2
46 years$424$246$137$73$38$2
47 years$411$235$129$68$35$1
48 years$398$224$121$63$32$1
49 years$385$214$114$58$29$1
50 years$373$205$107$54$26$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $382,000, adding $6,855 every year, while hoping to spend $30,035 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: 39/40/21 Blend
49$382,000$382,000$382,000$382,000
50$428,035$407,789$401,868$441,819
51$439,737$395,814$383,374$440,402
52$451,627$382,245$363,253$435,518
53$463,691$366,973$341,420$429,625
54$475,914$349,881$317,784$422,648
55$488,280$330,848$292,252$414,508
56$500,767$309,742$264,725$405,120
57$513,352$286,426$235,101$394,394
58$526,009$260,755$203,271$382,235
59$538,705$232,576$169,124$368,540
60$551,407$201,726$132,544$353,200
61$564,073$168,034$93,407$336,101
62$576,659$131,318$51,586$317,119
63$589,112$91,386$6,948$296,122
64$601,376$48,038$0$272,971
65$613,383$1,059$0$256,634
66$625,061$0$0$240,088
67$636,328$0$0$243,550
68$647,090$0$0$247,233
69$657,245$0$0$250,625
70$666,676$0$0$253,675
71$675,255$0$0$256,327
72$682,836$0$0$258,518
73$689,261$0$0$260,178
74$694,349$0$0$261,229
75$697,901$0$0$261,585
76$699,697$0$0$261,148
77$699,490$0$0$259,813
78$697,008$0$0$257,461
79$691,947$0$0$253,959
80$683,970$0$0$249,163
81$672,706$0$0$242,911
82$657,740$0$0$235,023
83$638,615$0$0$225,302
84$614,823$0$0$213,529
85$585,803$0$0$199,459
86$550,933$0$0$182,825
87$509,527$0$0$163,330
88$460,822$0$0$140,644
89$403,978$0$0$114,406
90$338,065$0$0$84,212
91$262,054$0$0$49,620
92$174,810$0$0$10,140
93$75,077$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