Can I retire at age 50 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:
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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%13.8%
1 years$78,450$77,751$77,070$76,404$75,754$74,561
2 years$38,837$38,113$37,412$36,733$36,073$34,874
3 years$25,634$24,908$24,208$23,535$22,887$21,719
4 years$19,034$18,310$17,617$16,956$16,323$15,195
5 years$15,075$14,355$13,672$13,024$12,408$11,325
6 years$12,436$11,722$11,049$10,415$9,818$8,780
7 years$10,552$9,844$9,182$8,563$7,985$6,991
8 years$9,140$8,438$7,787$7,183$6,624$5,676
9 years$8,042$7,347$6,707$6,118$5,579$4,675
10 years$7,165$6,476$5,847$5,274$4,753$3,894
11 years$6,447$5,765$5,148$4,590$4,088$3,271
12 years$5,849$5,175$4,568$4,026$3,543$2,768
13 years$5,344$4,676$4,082$3,554$3,089$2,355
14 years$4,911$4,251$3,667$3,155$2,708$2,014
15 years$4,536$3,883$3,311$2,814$2,384$1,729
16 years$4,209$3,563$3,002$2,520$2,107$1,489
17 years$3,920$3,281$2,732$2,264$1,868$1,286
18 years$3,664$3,032$2,494$2,040$1,661$1,113
19 years$3,435$2,810$2,283$1,843$1,481$965
20 years$3,229$2,611$2,095$1,670$1,323$839
21 years$3,043$2,432$1,927$1,515$1,184$730
22 years$2,874$2,270$1,776$1,378$1,061$636
23 years$2,720$2,123$1,640$1,255$952$555
24 years$2,579$1,989$1,517$1,144$856$484
25 years$2,449$1,867$1,405$1,045$770$423
26 years$2,330$1,755$1,303$956$694$370
27 years$2,220$1,651$1,210$875$626$324
28 years$2,117$1,556$1,125$801$564$283
29 years$2,022$1,468$1,047$735$510$248
30 years$1,934$1,386$975$674$461$217
31 years$1,851$1,311$909$619$416$191
32 years$1,774$1,240$848$569$377$167
33 years$1,701$1,174$792$523$341$146
34 years$1,633$1,113$740$482$309$129
35 years$1,569$1,056$692$443$280$113
36 years$1,509$1,002$647$408$253$99
37 years$1,452$952$606$376$230$87
38 years$1,398$904$567$347$208$76
39 years$1,347$860$531$320$189$67
40 years$1,299$818$498$295$171$59
41 years$1,253$779$467$272$155$52
42 years$1,209$742$438$251$141$45
43 years$1,168$707$411$232$128$40
44 years$1,129$674$386$214$116$35
45 years$1,091$642$362$198$105$31
46 years$1,055$613$340$183$96$27
47 years$1,021$585$320$169$87$24
48 years$989$558$300$156$79$21
49 years$957$533$282$144$72$18
50 years$928$509$265$133$65$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $950,000, adding $6,357 every year, while hoping to spend $31,419 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: 62/13/25 Blend
49$950,000$950,000$950,000$950,000
50$1,053,457$1,003,107$988,382$1,111,420
51$1,127,480$1,018,830$988,063$1,167,175
52$1,208,001$1,034,270$986,681$1,224,021
53$1,295,648$1,049,380$984,166$1,285,400
54$1,391,115$1,064,111$980,446$1,351,762
55$1,495,164$1,078,407$975,446$1,423,600
56$1,608,633$1,092,212$969,087$1,501,460
57$1,732,447$1,105,464$961,284$1,585,941
58$1,867,622$1,118,097$951,952$1,677,708
59$2,015,276$1,130,040$940,999$1,777,492
60$2,176,641$1,141,219$928,330$1,886,100
61$2,353,073$1,151,553$913,844$2,004,420
62$2,546,065$1,160,958$897,436$2,133,436
63$2,757,262$1,169,343$878,998$2,274,228
64$2,988,472$1,176,611$858,415$2,427,993
65$3,241,690$1,182,659$835,566$2,596,046
66$3,519,111$1,187,378$810,325$2,779,839
67$3,823,152$1,190,651$782,563$2,980,976
68$4,156,476$1,192,355$752,141$3,201,223
69$4,522,014$1,192,358$718,915$3,442,529
70$4,922,997$1,190,521$682,737$3,707,042
71$5,362,982$1,186,696$643,448$3,997,132
72$5,845,888$1,180,725$600,885$4,315,414
73$6,376,030$1,172,442$554,876$4,664,769
74$6,958,163$1,161,670$505,242$5,048,375
75$7,597,525$1,148,221$451,797$5,469,737
76$8,299,885$1,131,897$394,345$5,932,720
77$9,071,600$1,112,486$332,682$6,441,585
78$9,919,670$1,089,765$266,594$7,001,031
79$10,851,812$1,063,498$195,859$7,616,239
80$11,876,522$1,033,435$120,246$8,292,921
81$13,003,163$999,310$39,511$9,037,376
82$14,242,053$960,843$0$9,856,549
83$15,604,555$917,736$0$10,770,539
84$17,103,191$869,677$0$11,787,401
85$18,751,758$816,333$0$12,905,964
86$20,565,455$757,351$0$14,136,566
87$22,561,032$692,362$0$15,490,599
88$24,756,942$620,972$0$16,980,617
89$27,173,517$542,767$0$18,620,455
90$29,833,161$457,308$0$20,425,358
91$32,760,559$364,131$0$22,412,131
92$35,982,910$262,748$0$24,599,288
93$39,530,186$152,642$0$27,007,235
94$43,435,410$33,266$0$29,658,463
95$47,734,971$0$0$32,577,752
96$52,468,965$0$0$35,806,142
97$57,681,575$0$0$39,366,259
98$63,421,486$0$0$43,286,606
99$69,742,343$0$0$47,603,836
100$76,703,262$0$0$52,358,336