Can I retire at age 52 with 740,000?

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 $740,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$61,109$60,564$60,033$59,515$59,009$58,711
2 years$30,252$29,688$29,142$28,613$28,099$27,799
3 years$19,967$19,402$18,857$18,333$17,827$17,533
4 years$14,826$14,262$13,723$13,208$12,715$12,429
5 years$11,743$11,182$10,650$10,145$9,665$9,390
6 years$9,687$9,131$8,607$8,113$7,648$7,382
7 years$8,220$7,668$7,152$6,670$6,220$5,964
8 years$7,120$6,573$6,066$5,595$5,160$4,915
9 years$6,265$5,723$5,224$4,766$4,345$4,110
10 years$5,581$5,044$4,555$4,108$3,703$3,477
11 years$5,022$4,491$4,010$3,575$3,184$2,969
12 years$4,556$4,031$3,559$3,136$2,759$2,554
13 years$4,163$3,643$3,179$2,769$2,406$2,210
14 years$3,826$3,311$2,857$2,458$2,109$1,922
15 years$3,534$3,025$2,579$2,192$1,857$1,679
16 years$3,278$2,775$2,338$1,963$1,641$1,472
17 years$3,054$2,556$2,128$1,763$1,455$1,295
18 years$2,854$2,362$1,942$1,589$1,294$1,142
19 years$2,675$2,189$1,778$1,436$1,153$1,009
20 years$2,515$2,034$1,632$1,301$1,030$894
21 years$2,370$1,894$1,501$1,180$922$793
22 years$2,238$1,768$1,383$1,073$826$704
23 years$2,119$1,654$1,277$977$742$627
24 years$2,009$1,550$1,181$891$667$558
25 years$1,908$1,454$1,094$814$600$498
26 years$1,815$1,367$1,015$744$540$444
27 years$1,729$1,286$942$681$487$397
28 years$1,649$1,212$876$624$440$355
29 years$1,575$1,143$815$572$397$317
30 years$1,506$1,080$759$525$359$284
31 years$1,442$1,021$708$483$324$254
32 years$1,382$966$661$443$293$228
33 years$1,325$915$617$408$266$204
34 years$1,272$867$576$375$240$183
35 years$1,222$822$539$345$218$164
36 years$1,175$780$504$318$197$147
37 years$1,131$741$472$293$179$132
38 years$1,089$704$442$270$162$118
39 years$1,049$670$414$249$147$106
40 years$1,012$637$388$230$133$96
41 years$976$607$364$212$121$86
42 years$942$578$341$196$110$77
43 years$910$551$320$181$100$69
44 years$879$525$301$167$90$62
45 years$850$500$282$154$82$56
46 years$822$477$265$142$75$50
47 years$796$456$249$131$68$45
48 years$770$435$234$121$61$41
49 years$746$415$220$112$56$36
50 years$722$397$207$104$51$33

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $740,000, adding $5,295 every year, while hoping to spend $31,211 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: 47/40/13 Blend
51$740,000$740,000$740,000$740,000
52$820,942$781,722$770,252$856,304
53$871,470$786,818$762,847$886,398
54$926,105$791,118$754,148$915,406
55$985,235$794,549$744,079$946,196
56$1,049,282$797,036$732,559$978,945
57$1,118,715$798,496$719,505$1,013,848
58$1,194,045$798,844$704,830$1,051,124
59$1,275,837$797,987$688,442$1,091,014
60$1,364,712$795,828$670,244$1,133,786
61$1,461,353$792,264$650,138$1,179,736
62$1,566,511$787,184$628,017$1,229,195
63$1,681,012$780,473$603,772$1,282,525
64$1,805,765$772,006$577,289$1,340,132
65$1,941,772$761,654$548,447$1,402,462
66$2,090,134$749,276$517,121$1,470,011
67$2,252,063$734,726$483,180$1,543,328
68$2,428,894$717,848$446,487$1,623,020
69$2,622,097$698,478$406,900$1,709,761
70$2,833,288$676,440$364,268$1,804,294
71$3,064,248$651,551$318,436$1,907,443
72$3,316,938$623,613$269,240$2,020,120
73$3,593,516$592,421$216,510$2,143,334
74$3,896,361$557,756$160,069$2,278,201
75$4,228,089$519,385$99,731$2,425,953
76$4,591,584$477,065$35,302$2,587,956
77$4,990,020$430,536$0$2,765,720
78$5,426,895$379,525$0$2,965,551
79$5,906,060$323,744$0$3,190,182
80$6,431,757$262,886$0$3,436,779
81$7,008,659$196,630$0$3,707,627
82$7,641,911$124,634$0$4,005,249
83$8,337,184$46,539$0$4,332,429
84$9,100,722$0$0$4,692,243
85$9,939,405$0$0$5,104,828
86$10,860,812$0$0$5,580,701
87$11,873,291$0$0$6,103,701
88$12,986,041$0$0$6,678,591
89$14,209,194$0$0$7,310,618
90$15,553,913$0$0$8,005,561
91$17,032,498$0$0$8,769,791
92$18,658,500$0$0$9,610,324
93$20,446,848$0$0$10,534,891
94$22,413,990$0$0$11,552,009
95$24,578,050$0$0$12,671,063
96$26,958,996$0$0$13,902,395
97$29,578,829$0$0$15,257,398
98$32,461,790$0$0$16,748,625
99$35,634,590$0$0$18,389,909
100$39,126,659$0$0$20,196,491