Can I retire at age 53 with 746,000?

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 $746,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.7%
1 years$61,604$61,055$60,520$59,997$59,487$58,817
2 years$30,497$29,929$29,379$28,845$28,327$27,653
3 years$20,129$19,559$19,010$18,481$17,972$17,314
4 years$14,947$14,378$13,834$13,315$12,818$12,181
5 years$11,838$11,272$10,736$10,227$9,744$9,131
6 years$9,766$9,205$8,676$8,179$7,710$7,121
7 years$8,286$7,730$7,210$6,724$6,270$5,705
8 years$7,177$6,626$6,115$5,641$5,202$4,661
9 years$6,315$5,769$5,267$4,805$4,381$3,864
10 years$5,626$5,085$4,592$4,142$3,733$3,240
11 years$5,062$4,527$4,042$3,604$3,210$2,741
12 years$4,593$4,063$3,587$3,162$2,782$2,335
13 years$4,196$3,672$3,205$2,791$2,426$2,002
14 years$3,857$3,338$2,880$2,478$2,126$1,724
15 years$3,562$3,049$2,600$2,210$1,872$1,491
16 years$3,305$2,798$2,357$1,979$1,655$1,294
17 years$3,078$2,576$2,145$1,778$1,467$1,126
18 years$2,877$2,381$1,958$1,602$1,305$983
19 years$2,697$2,206$1,793$1,448$1,163$859
20 years$2,535$2,050$1,645$1,311$1,039$753
21 years$2,389$1,910$1,513$1,190$929$660
22 years$2,257$1,783$1,395$1,082$833$580
23 years$2,136$1,667$1,288$985$748$510
24 years$2,025$1,562$1,191$899$672$449
25 years$1,923$1,466$1,103$821$605$396
26 years$1,830$1,378$1,023$750$545$349
27 years$1,743$1,297$950$687$491$308
28 years$1,663$1,222$883$629$443$272
29 years$1,588$1,153$822$577$400$241
30 years$1,519$1,089$766$530$362$213
31 years$1,454$1,029$714$486$327$188
32 years$1,393$974$666$447$296$166
33 years$1,336$922$622$411$268$147
34 years$1,283$874$581$378$242$130
35 years$1,232$829$543$348$219$116
36 years$1,185$787$508$321$199$102
37 years$1,140$747$476$295$180$91
38 years$1,098$710$445$272$163$80
39 years$1,058$675$417$251$148$71
40 years$1,020$643$391$232$134$63
41 years$984$612$367$214$122$56
42 years$950$582$344$197$111$50
43 years$917$555$323$182$100$44
44 years$886$529$303$168$91$39
45 years$857$504$284$155$83$35
46 years$829$481$267$143$75$31
47 years$802$459$251$132$68$27
48 years$776$438$236$122$62$24
49 years$752$419$222$113$56$21
50 years$728$400$208$105$51$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $746,000, adding $6,046 every year, while hoping to spend $56,408 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: 77/18/5 Blend
52$746,000$746,000$746,000$746,000
53$828,328$788,790$777,227$891,417
54$852,800$767,424$743,247$912,291
55$877,878$743,119$706,237$927,237
56$903,563$715,674$666,038$941,946
57$929,856$684,872$622,480$956,369
58$956,757$650,486$575,389$970,454
59$984,261$612,274$524,579$984,142
60$1,012,363$569,983$469,860$997,371
61$1,041,054$523,342$411,030$1,010,073
62$1,070,323$472,067$347,881$1,022,173
63$1,100,154$415,857$280,193$1,033,590
64$1,130,528$354,392$207,738$1,044,237
65$1,161,423$287,339$130,279$1,054,018
66$1,192,810$214,340$47,565$1,062,830
67$1,224,655$135,021$0$1,070,560
68$1,256,920$48,987$0$1,079,258
69$1,289,556$0$0$1,089,468
70$1,322,512$0$0$1,107,273
71$1,355,723$0$0$1,134,984
72$1,389,119$0$0$1,162,836
73$1,422,617$0$0$1,190,761
74$1,456,124$0$0$1,218,677
75$1,489,533$0$0$1,246,493
76$1,522,724$0$0$1,274,108
77$1,555,560$0$0$1,301,404
78$1,587,888$0$0$1,328,251
79$1,619,533$0$0$1,354,500
80$1,650,300$0$0$1,379,986
81$1,679,972$0$0$1,404,522
82$1,708,302$0$0$1,427,900
83$1,735,016$0$0$1,449,886
84$1,759,809$0$0$1,470,219
85$1,782,336$0$0$1,488,608
86$1,802,216$0$0$1,504,729
87$1,819,024$0$0$1,518,218
88$1,832,285$0$0$1,528,674
89$1,841,472$0$0$1,535,648
90$1,845,999$0$0$1,538,641
91$1,845,213$0$0$1,537,099
92$1,838,391$0$0$1,530,408
93$1,824,729$0$0$1,517,885
94$1,803,337$0$0$1,498,773
95$1,773,226$0$0$1,472,233
96$1,733,301$0$0$1,437,334
97$1,682,349$0$0$1,393,046
98$1,619,026$0$0$1,338,227
99$1,541,843$0$0$1,271,614
100$1,449,155$0$0$1,191,808