Can I retire at age 56 with 395,000?

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:
0%
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 $395,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$32,619$32,328$32,045$31,768$31,498$30,699
2 years$16,148$15,847$15,556$15,273$14,999$14,199
3 years$10,658$10,356$10,066$9,786$9,516$8,741
4 years$7,914$7,613$7,325$7,050$6,787$6,042
5 years$6,268$5,969$5,685$5,415$5,159$4,446
6 years$5,171$4,874$4,594$4,330$4,082$3,402
7 years$4,388$4,093$3,818$3,560$3,320$2,673
8 years$3,800$3,509$3,238$2,987$2,754$2,140
9 years$3,344$3,055$2,789$2,544$2,320$1,737
10 years$2,979$2,693$2,431$2,193$1,976$1,426
11 years$2,681$2,397$2,140$1,909$1,700$1,180
12 years$2,432$2,152$1,900$1,674$1,473$983
13 years$2,222$1,944$1,697$1,478$1,284$823
14 years$2,042$1,767$1,525$1,312$1,126$692
15 years$1,886$1,615$1,377$1,170$991$585
16 years$1,750$1,481$1,248$1,048$876$495
17 years$1,630$1,364$1,136$941$777$420
18 years$1,523$1,261$1,037$848$691$357
19 years$1,428$1,168$949$766$616$304
20 years$1,342$1,086$871$694$550$260
21 years$1,265$1,011$801$630$492$222
22 years$1,195$944$738$573$441$190
23 years$1,131$883$682$522$396$163
24 years$1,072$827$631$476$356$139
25 years$1,018$776$584$435$320$119
26 years$969$730$542$397$288$102
27 years$923$687$503$364$260$88
28 years$880$647$468$333$235$75
29 years$841$610$435$306$212$65
30 years$804$576$405$280$191$56
31 years$770$545$378$258$173$48
32 years$738$516$353$237$157$41
33 years$707$488$329$218$142$35
34 years$679$463$308$200$128$30
35 years$652$439$288$184$116$26
36 years$627$417$269$170$105$22
37 years$604$396$252$156$95$19
38 years$581$376$236$144$87$17
39 years$560$358$221$133$78$14
40 years$540$340$207$123$71$12
41 years$521$324$194$113$65$11
42 years$503$308$182$104$59$9
43 years$486$294$171$96$53$8
44 years$469$280$160$89$48$7
45 years$454$267$151$82$44$6
46 years$439$255$141$76$40$5
47 years$425$243$133$70$36$4
48 years$411$232$125$65$33$4
49 years$398$222$117$60$30$3
50 years$386$212$110$55$27$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $395,000, adding $6,646 every year, while hoping to spend $31,308 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: 44/39/17 Blend
55$395,000$395,000$395,000$395,000
56$442,145$421,210$415,088$459,160
57$453,933$408,538$395,682$459,081
58$465,873$394,196$374,576$455,368
59$477,949$378,068$351,682$450,678
60$490,140$360,034$326,903$444,936
61$502,423$339,964$300,143$438,059
62$514,771$317,724$271,299$429,963
63$527,153$293,168$240,263$420,553
64$539,535$266,144$206,923$409,731
65$551,875$236,493$171,163$397,393
66$564,130$204,045$132,860$383,423
67$576,247$168,619$91,887$367,704
68$588,169$130,026$48,110$350,104
69$599,831$88,066$1,391$330,487
70$611,161$42,528$0$308,706
71$622,075$0$0$293,394
72$632,484$0$0$279,355
73$642,283$0$0$283,246
74$651,358$0$0$286,758
75$659,580$0$0$289,829
76$666,808$0$0$292,389
77$672,881$0$0$294,360
78$677,623$0$0$295,654
79$680,836$0$0$296,175
80$682,300$0$0$295,816
81$681,773$0$0$294,457
82$678,983$0$0$291,966
83$673,630$0$0$288,197
84$665,380$0$0$282,986
85$653,865$0$0$276,154
86$638,675$0$0$267,500
87$619,356$0$0$256,804
88$595,406$0$0$243,821
89$566,268$0$0$228,279
90$531,328$0$0$209,879
91$489,903$0$0$188,289
92$441,242$0$0$163,142
93$384,510$0$0$134,033
94$318,786$0$0$100,515
95$243,053$0$0$62,090
96$156,186$0$0$18,213
97$56,940$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0