Can I retire at age 51 with 744,000?

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 $744,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$61,439$60,892$60,358$59,836$59,328$58,177
2 years$30,415$29,849$29,300$28,768$28,251$27,097
3 years$20,075$19,507$18,959$18,432$17,924$16,802
4 years$14,907$14,339$13,797$13,279$12,783$11,702
5 years$11,806$11,242$10,707$10,200$9,718$8,680
6 years$9,740$9,180$8,653$8,157$7,689$6,697
7 years$8,264$7,709$7,191$6,706$6,253$5,306
8 years$7,158$6,608$6,098$5,626$5,188$4,285
9 years$6,298$5,754$5,252$4,792$4,369$3,511
10 years$5,611$5,072$4,579$4,130$3,723$2,908
11 years$5,049$4,515$4,031$3,595$3,202$2,429
12 years$4,581$4,052$3,578$3,153$2,774$2,043
13 years$4,185$3,662$3,197$2,784$2,419$1,729
14 years$3,846$3,329$2,872$2,471$2,121$1,469
15 years$3,553$3,041$2,593$2,204$1,867$1,253
16 years$3,296$2,790$2,351$1,973$1,650$1,072
17 years$3,070$2,570$2,139$1,773$1,463$920
18 years$2,869$2,374$1,953$1,598$1,301$791
19 years$2,690$2,201$1,788$1,444$1,160$682
20 years$2,529$2,045$1,641$1,308$1,036$588
21 years$2,383$1,905$1,509$1,187$927$509
22 years$2,251$1,778$1,391$1,079$831$440
23 years$2,130$1,663$1,284$983$746$381
24 years$2,020$1,558$1,188$896$670$330
25 years$1,918$1,462$1,100$818$603$287
26 years$1,825$1,374$1,020$748$543$249
27 years$1,738$1,293$947$685$490$216
28 years$1,658$1,219$881$628$442$188
29 years$1,584$1,150$820$576$399$163
30 years$1,514$1,086$763$528$361$142
31 years$1,450$1,026$712$485$326$124
32 years$1,389$971$664$446$295$108
33 years$1,332$920$620$410$267$94
34 years$1,279$872$579$377$242$81
35 years$1,229$827$542$347$219$71
36 years$1,182$785$507$320$198$62
37 years$1,137$745$474$295$180$54
38 years$1,095$708$444$272$163$47
39 years$1,055$674$416$250$148$41
40 years$1,017$641$390$231$134$36
41 years$981$610$366$213$122$31
42 years$947$581$343$197$110$27
43 years$915$553$322$182$100$24
44 years$884$528$302$168$91$21
45 years$855$503$284$155$83$18
46 years$827$480$266$143$75$16
47 years$800$458$250$132$68$14
48 years$774$437$235$122$62$12
49 years$750$418$221$113$56$10
50 years$726$399$208$104$51$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $744,000, adding $6,994 every year, while hoping to spend $23,266 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: 27/45/28 Blend
50$744,000$744,000$744,000$744,000
51$827,102$787,670$776,138$842,089
52$886,712$801,511$777,384$868,605
53$951,622$815,251$777,892$894,597
54$1,022,348$828,859$777,612$922,031
55$1,099,459$842,305$776,494$951,047
56$1,183,580$855,553$774,482$981,798
57$1,275,398$868,568$771,520$1,014,456
58$1,375,670$881,310$767,548$1,049,211
59$1,485,232$893,737$762,504$1,086,271
60$1,604,999$905,804$756,321$1,125,872
61$1,735,984$917,463$748,933$1,168,269
62$1,879,298$928,663$740,266$1,213,751
63$2,036,167$939,348$730,246$1,262,632
64$2,207,940$949,460$718,793$1,315,265
65$2,396,102$958,936$705,825$1,372,038
66$2,602,290$967,709$691,255$1,433,381
67$2,828,305$975,708$674,994$1,499,771
68$3,076,132$982,858$656,946$1,571,735
69$3,347,957$989,077$637,013$1,649,857
70$3,646,187$994,280$615,091$1,734,782
71$3,973,473$998,375$591,072$1,827,226
72$4,332,737$1,001,265$564,842$1,927,978
73$4,727,196$1,002,847$536,284$2,037,913
74$5,160,394$1,003,010$505,273$2,157,999
75$5,636,235$1,001,639$471,681$2,289,303
76$6,159,021$998,609$435,373$2,433,010
77$6,733,490$993,789$396,206$2,590,425
78$7,364,861$987,040$354,034$2,762,993
79$8,058,885$978,214$308,703$2,952,312
80$8,821,899$967,154$260,052$3,160,145
81$9,660,882$953,693$207,913$3,388,444
82$10,583,524$937,656$152,110$3,639,361
83$11,598,298$918,856$92,460$3,915,278
84$12,714,540$897,096$28,773$4,218,823
85$13,942,535$872,165$0$4,552,900
86$15,293,615$843,843$0$4,932,426
87$16,780,268$811,895$0$5,359,168
88$18,416,250$776,073$0$5,828,496
89$20,216,720$736,113$0$6,344,796
90$22,198,382$691,739$0$6,912,907
91$24,379,639$642,657$0$7,538,165
92$26,780,771$588,556$0$8,226,458
93$29,424,123$529,108$0$8,984,277
94$32,334,315$463,966$0$9,818,784
95$35,538,478$392,763$0$10,737,878
96$39,066,506$315,112$0$11,750,271
97$42,951,342$230,604$0$12,865,570
98$47,229,282$138,807$0$14,094,370
99$51,940,324$39,265$0$15,448,356
100$57,128,543$0$0$16,940,414