Can I retire at age 53 with 960,000?

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 $960,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.7%
1 years$79,276$78,570$77,881$77,208$76,552$73,865
2 years$39,245$38,515$37,806$37,119$36,453$33,775
3 years$25,904$25,170$24,463$23,783$23,127$20,541
4 years$19,234$18,502$17,803$17,134$16,495$14,020
5 years$15,234$14,506$13,816$13,161$12,539$10,183
6 years$12,567$11,845$11,165$10,525$9,922$7,686
7 years$10,664$9,948$9,278$8,653$8,069$5,953
8 years$9,236$8,527$7,869$7,259$6,694$4,697
9 years$8,127$7,424$6,777$6,183$5,637$3,756
10 years$7,240$6,544$5,909$5,330$4,803$3,034
11 years$6,515$5,826$5,202$4,638$4,131$2,470
12 years$5,911$5,229$4,617$4,068$3,580$2,024
13 years$5,400$4,725$4,125$3,592$3,122$1,667
14 years$4,963$4,295$3,706$3,188$2,736$1,378
15 years$4,584$3,924$3,346$2,844$2,409$1,143
16 years$4,253$3,600$3,034$2,546$2,129$951
17 years$3,961$3,316$2,760$2,288$1,888$792
18 years$3,702$3,064$2,520$2,062$1,679$661
19 years$3,471$2,839$2,307$1,863$1,496$553
20 years$3,263$2,639$2,117$1,687$1,337$463
21 years$3,075$2,458$1,947$1,531$1,196$388
22 years$2,904$2,294$1,795$1,392$1,072$325
23 years$2,748$2,146$1,657$1,268$962$273
24 years$2,606$2,010$1,533$1,156$865$229
25 years$2,475$1,887$1,420$1,056$778$193
26 years$2,354$1,773$1,317$966$701$162
27 years$2,243$1,669$1,223$884$632$136
28 years$2,140$1,572$1,136$810$570$115
29 years$2,044$1,483$1,058$743$515$96
30 years$1,954$1,401$985$682$465$81
31 years$1,871$1,324$918$626$421$68
32 years$1,792$1,253$857$575$381$57
33 years$1,719$1,187$800$529$344$48
34 years$1,650$1,125$748$487$312$41
35 years$1,586$1,067$699$448$282$34
36 years$1,525$1,013$654$413$256$29
37 years$1,467$962$612$380$232$24
38 years$1,413$914$573$350$210$21
39 years$1,361$869$537$323$191$17
40 years$1,312$827$503$298$173$15
41 years$1,266$787$472$275$157$12
42 years$1,222$750$443$254$142$10
43 years$1,180$714$415$234$129$9
44 years$1,141$681$390$216$117$7
45 years$1,103$649$366$200$106$6
46 years$1,067$619$344$185$97$5
47 years$1,032$591$323$170$88$4
48 years$999$564$304$158$80$4
49 years$967$539$285$146$72$3
50 years$937$515$268$135$66$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $960,000, adding $4,816 every year, while hoping to spend $51,742 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: 65/5/30 Blend
52$960,000$960,000$960,000$960,000
53$1,062,888$1,012,008$997,128$1,123,194
54$1,116,249$1,006,543$975,478$1,159,148
55$1,173,319$999,076$951,370$1,192,297
56$1,234,422$989,455$924,664$1,227,421
57$1,299,912$977,517$895,220$1,264,722
58$1,370,178$963,091$862,885$1,304,421
59$1,445,649$945,995$827,504$1,346,769
60$1,526,792$926,036$788,913$1,392,039
61$1,614,123$903,010$746,939$1,440,538
62$1,708,208$876,701$701,406$1,492,603
63$1,809,666$846,881$652,124$1,548,609
64$1,919,181$813,307$598,899$1,608,971
65$2,037,501$775,722$541,526$1,674,151
66$2,165,451$733,858$479,792$1,744,657
67$2,303,935$687,425$413,473$1,821,054
68$2,453,950$636,122$342,338$1,903,968
69$2,616,589$579,629$266,143$1,994,090
70$2,793,056$517,605$184,633$2,092,185
71$2,984,674$449,694$97,545$2,199,102
72$3,192,899$375,518$4,601$2,315,778
73$3,419,333$294,676$0$2,443,248
74$3,665,736$206,746$0$2,612,938
75$3,934,048$111,284$0$2,799,377
76$4,226,402$7,817$0$3,002,594
77$4,545,144$0$0$3,224,243
78$4,892,860$0$0$3,471,878
79$5,272,392$0$0$3,742,701
80$5,686,871$0$0$4,038,524
81$6,139,742$0$0$4,361,813
82$6,634,800$0$0$4,715,287
83$7,176,221$0$0$5,101,934
84$7,768,604$0$0$5,525,049
85$8,417,013$0$0$5,988,257
86$9,127,024$0$0$6,495,551
87$9,904,778$0$0$7,051,329
88$10,757,037$0$0$7,660,433
89$11,691,248$0$0$8,328,196
90$12,715,614$0$0$9,060,493
91$13,839,169$0$0$9,863,793
92$15,071,863$0$0$10,745,222
93$16,424,657$0$0$11,712,629
94$17,909,623$0$0$12,774,661
95$19,540,059$0$0$13,940,841
96$21,330,615$0$0$15,221,662
97$23,297,429$0$0$16,628,680
98$25,458,276$0$0$18,174,628
99$27,832,742$0$0$19,873,532
100$30,442,401$0$0$21,740,845