Can I retire at age 50 with 842,000?

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 $842,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$69,532$68,912$68,308$67,718$67,142$65,123
2 years$34,422$33,781$33,159$32,557$31,973$29,956
3 years$22,720$22,076$21,456$20,859$20,285$18,333
4 years$16,870$16,228$15,615$15,028$14,467$12,596
5 years$13,361$12,723$12,118$11,543$10,998$9,211
6 years$11,023$10,389$9,793$9,231$8,702$7,002
7 years$9,353$8,725$8,138$7,589$7,077$5,464
8 years$8,101$7,479$6,902$6,367$5,871$4,344
9 years$7,128$6,512$5,944$5,423$4,944$3,501
10 years$6,350$5,740$5,182$4,675$4,213$2,852
11 years$5,714$5,110$4,562$4,068$3,623$2,342
12 years$5,184$4,586$4,049$3,568$3,140$1,935
13 years$4,736$4,145$3,618$3,150$2,738$1,608
14 years$4,353$3,767$3,250$2,797$2,400$1,341
15 years$4,021$3,442$2,935$2,494$2,113$1,123
16 years$3,730$3,158$2,661$2,233$1,868$943
17 years$3,474$2,908$2,421$2,006$1,656$793
18 years$3,247$2,687$2,210$1,808$1,472$669
19 years$3,044$2,490$2,023$1,634$1,312$565
20 years$2,862$2,314$1,857$1,480$1,172$477
21 years$2,697$2,156$1,708$1,343$1,049$404
22 years$2,547$2,012$1,574$1,221$940$342
23 years$2,411$1,882$1,453$1,112$844$290
24 years$2,286$1,763$1,344$1,014$759$246
25 years$2,171$1,655$1,245$926$683$209
26 years$2,065$1,555$1,155$847$615$178
27 years$1,967$1,464$1,072$775$554$151
28 years$1,877$1,379$997$710$500$128
29 years$1,792$1,301$928$651$452$109
30 years$1,714$1,229$864$598$408$93
31 years$1,641$1,162$806$549$369$79
32 years$1,572$1,099$752$505$334$67
33 years$1,508$1,041$702$464$302$57
34 years$1,448$986$656$427$274$49
35 years$1,391$936$613$393$248$41
36 years$1,337$888$573$362$224$35
37 years$1,287$843$537$333$203$30
38 years$1,239$802$503$307$184$26
39 years$1,194$762$471$283$167$22
40 years$1,151$725$441$261$152$19
41 years$1,111$690$414$241$138$16
42 years$1,072$657$388$223$125$13
43 years$1,035$626$364$205$113$11
44 years$1,000$597$342$190$103$10
45 years$967$569$321$175$93$8
46 years$935$543$302$162$85$7
47 years$905$518$283$150$77$6
48 years$876$495$266$138$70$5
49 years$849$473$250$128$64$4
50 years$822$451$235$118$58$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $842,000, adding $6,360 every year, while hoping to spend $58,734 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: 53/17/30 Blend
49$842,000$842,000$842,000$842,000
50$934,444$889,818$876,767$975,819
51$967,265$870,927$843,647$986,353
52$1,001,465$849,141$807,448$991,362
53$1,037,123$824,258$768,006$995,669
54$1,074,324$796,060$725,148$999,231
55$1,113,158$764,321$678,694$1,002,006
56$1,153,725$728,797$628,455$1,003,950
57$1,196,131$689,235$574,234$1,005,018
58$1,240,492$645,362$515,826$1,005,166
59$1,286,931$596,894$453,016$1,004,349
60$1,335,585$543,529$385,578$1,002,522
61$1,386,599$484,946$313,279$999,643
62$1,440,132$420,808$235,874$995,666
63$1,496,356$350,759$153,107$990,551
64$1,555,459$274,421$64,711$984,258
65$1,617,645$191,396$0$976,747
66$1,683,135$101,265$0$977,466
67$1,752,170$3,582$0$999,622
68$1,825,014$0$0$1,022,549
69$1,901,952$0$0$1,065,428
70$1,983,298$0$0$1,111,508
71$2,069,393$0$0$1,160,317
72$2,160,609$0$0$1,212,070
73$2,257,353$0$0$1,267,004
74$2,360,071$0$0$1,325,377
75$2,469,248$0$0$1,387,472
76$2,585,418$0$0$1,453,599
77$2,709,163$0$0$1,524,096
78$2,841,121$0$0$1,599,333
79$2,981,991$0$0$1,679,718
80$3,132,538$0$0$1,765,695
81$3,293,602$0$0$1,857,754
82$3,466,103$0$0$1,956,429
83$3,651,051$0$0$2,062,308
84$3,849,553$0$0$2,176,036
85$4,062,825$0$0$2,298,321
86$4,292,199$0$0$2,429,939
87$4,539,141$0$0$2,571,743
88$4,805,258$0$0$2,724,671
89$5,092,319$0$0$2,889,752
90$5,402,262$0$0$3,068,117
91$5,737,222$0$0$3,261,009
92$6,099,540$0$0$3,469,794
93$6,491,795$0$0$3,695,974
94$6,916,818$0$0$3,941,201
95$7,377,724$0$0$4,207,290
96$7,877,936$0$0$4,496,239
97$8,421,223$0$0$4,810,245
98$9,011,726$0$0$5,151,725
99$9,654,004$0$0$5,523,336
100$10,353,071$0$0$5,928,005