Can I retire at age 50 with 844,000?

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 $844,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$69,697$69,076$68,470$67,879$67,302$65,970
2 years$34,503$33,861$33,238$32,634$32,048$30,712
3 years$22,774$22,128$21,507$20,909$20,333$19,034
4 years$16,910$16,267$15,652$15,064$14,502$13,250
5 years$13,393$12,753$12,146$11,570$11,024$9,823
6 years$11,049$10,414$9,816$9,253$8,723$7,574
7 years$9,375$8,746$8,157$7,607$7,094$5,998
8 years$8,120$7,497$6,918$6,382$5,885$4,841
9 years$7,145$6,527$5,958$5,436$4,956$3,964
10 years$6,365$5,753$5,195$4,686$4,223$3,281
11 years$5,728$5,122$4,573$4,078$3,632$2,739
12 years$5,197$4,597$4,059$3,577$3,147$2,303
13 years$4,748$4,154$3,626$3,158$2,744$1,947
14 years$4,363$3,776$3,258$2,803$2,406$1,653
15 years$4,030$3,450$2,942$2,500$2,118$1,409
16 years$3,739$3,165$2,667$2,238$1,872$1,205
17 years$3,483$2,915$2,427$2,011$1,660$1,033
18 years$3,255$2,693$2,215$1,813$1,476$888
19 years$3,051$2,496$2,028$1,638$1,316$765
20 years$2,868$2,320$1,861$1,483$1,175$659
21 years$2,703$2,161$1,712$1,346$1,052$569
22 years$2,553$2,017$1,578$1,224$943$492
23 years$2,416$1,886$1,457$1,115$846$426
24 years$2,291$1,767$1,347$1,017$760$369
25 years$2,176$1,659$1,248$929$684$320
26 years$2,070$1,559$1,157$849$616$278
27 years$1,972$1,467$1,075$777$556$241
28 years$1,881$1,382$999$712$501$209
29 years$1,797$1,304$930$653$453$182
30 years$1,718$1,232$866$599$409$158
31 years$1,645$1,164$807$550$370$137
32 years$1,576$1,102$753$506$335$119
33 years$1,511$1,043$703$465$303$104
34 years$1,451$989$657$428$274$90
35 years$1,394$938$614$394$248$79
36 years$1,340$890$575$363$225$68
37 years$1,290$845$538$334$204$59
38 years$1,242$803$504$308$185$52
39 years$1,197$764$472$284$168$45
40 years$1,154$727$442$262$152$39
41 years$1,113$692$415$242$138$34
42 years$1,075$659$389$223$125$30
43 years$1,038$628$365$206$114$26
44 years$1,003$599$343$190$103$23
45 years$969$571$322$176$94$20
46 years$938$544$302$162$85$17
47 years$907$520$284$150$77$15
48 years$878$496$267$138$70$13
49 years$851$474$251$128$64$11
50 years$824$452$236$118$58$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $844,000, adding $2,613 every year, while hoping to spend $50,499 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: 81/12/7 Blend
49$844,000$844,000$844,000$844,000
50$932,783$888,051$874,969$1,007,464
51$974,197$877,835$850,550$1,046,504
52$1,018,142$865,426$823,621$1,082,373
53$1,064,823$850,663$794,043$1,120,203
54$1,114,465$833,376$761,674$1,160,160
55$1,167,314$813,384$726,363$1,202,431
56$1,223,636$790,497$687,952$1,247,220
57$1,283,728$764,511$646,279$1,294,752
58$1,347,909$735,214$601,171$1,345,276
59$1,416,535$702,378$552,449$1,399,065
60$1,489,991$665,764$499,926$1,456,422
61$1,568,702$625,119$443,405$1,517,679
62$1,653,134$580,174$382,684$1,583,204
63$1,743,797$530,646$317,547$1,653,401
64$1,841,253$476,235$247,773$1,728,718
65$1,946,115$416,626$173,128$1,809,646
66$2,059,061$351,483$93,370$1,896,731
67$2,180,833$280,453$8,245$1,990,572
68$2,312,245$203,162$0$2,091,830
69$2,454,193$119,216$0$2,207,406
70$2,607,663$28,200$0$2,332,994
71$2,773,735$0$0$2,468,887
72$2,953,600$0$0$2,625,376
73$3,148,564$0$0$2,799,056
74$3,360,066$0$0$2,987,488
75$3,589,688$0$0$3,192,082
76$3,839,168$0$0$3,414,390
77$4,110,420$0$0$3,656,120
78$4,405,549$0$0$3,919,151
79$4,726,871$0$0$4,205,550
80$5,076,934$0$0$4,517,590
81$5,458,543$0$0$4,857,775
82$5,874,785$0$0$5,228,860
83$6,329,057$0$0$5,633,877
84$6,825,098$0$0$6,076,164
85$7,367,026$0$0$6,559,393
86$7,959,372$0$0$7,087,612
87$8,607,126$0$0$7,665,272
88$9,315,782$0$0$8,297,277
89$10,091,389$0$0$8,989,027
90$10,940,607$0$0$9,746,465
91$11,870,773$0$0$10,576,141
92$12,889,963$0$0$11,485,262
93$14,007,075$0$0$12,481,770
94$15,231,905$0$0$13,574,410
95$16,575,246$0$0$14,772,813
96$18,048,983$0$0$16,087,588
97$19,666,207$0$0$17,530,421
98$21,441,339$0$0$19,114,182
99$23,390,264$0$0$20,853,051
100$25,530,479$0$0$22,762,645