Can I retire at age 56 with 684,000?

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 $684,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$56,484$55,981$55,490$55,011$54,543$54,222
2 years$27,962$27,442$26,937$26,448$25,973$25,649
3 years$18,456$17,933$17,430$16,945$16,478$16,162
4 years$13,704$13,183$12,685$12,208$11,752$11,445
5 years$10,854$10,336$9,844$9,377$8,934$8,637
6 years$8,954$8,440$7,955$7,499$7,069$6,784
7 years$7,598$7,088$6,611$6,165$5,749$5,475
8 years$6,581$6,075$5,606$5,172$4,769$4,506
9 years$5,790$5,290$4,829$4,405$4,017$3,764
10 years$5,158$4,663$4,210$3,797$3,422$3,181
11 years$4,642$4,151$3,706$3,305$2,943$2,712
12 years$4,211$3,726$3,289$2,899$2,551$2,330
13 years$3,848$3,367$2,939$2,559$2,224$2,014
14 years$3,536$3,060$2,640$2,272$1,950$1,750
15 years$3,266$2,796$2,384$2,026$1,717$1,526
16 years$3,030$2,565$2,161$1,814$1,517$1,336
17 years$2,823$2,362$1,967$1,630$1,345$1,174
18 years$2,638$2,183$1,795$1,469$1,196$1,033
19 years$2,473$2,023$1,644$1,327$1,066$912
20 years$2,325$1,880$1,508$1,202$952$807
21 years$2,191$1,751$1,388$1,091$852$714
22 years$2,069$1,635$1,279$992$764$634
23 years$1,958$1,529$1,181$903$686$563
24 years$1,857$1,432$1,092$824$616$501
25 years$1,763$1,344$1,011$752$555$446
26 years$1,678$1,263$938$688$500$397
27 years$1,598$1,189$871$630$450$354
28 years$1,524$1,120$810$577$406$316
29 years$1,456$1,057$754$529$367$282
30 years$1,392$998$702$486$332$252
31 years$1,333$944$654$446$300$226
32 years$1,277$893$611$410$271$202
33 years$1,225$846$570$377$245$180
34 years$1,176$801$533$347$222$162
35 years$1,130$760$498$319$201$145
36 years$1,086$721$466$294$182$129
37 years$1,045$685$436$271$165$116
38 years$1,007$651$408$250$150$104
39 years$970$619$383$230$136$93
40 years$935$589$359$212$123$83
41 years$902$561$336$196$112$75
42 years$871$534$315$181$101$67
43 years$841$509$296$167$92$60
44 years$813$485$278$154$84$54
45 years$786$463$261$142$76$48
46 years$760$441$245$131$69$43
47 years$735$421$230$121$63$39
48 years$712$402$216$112$57$35
49 years$689$384$203$104$52$31
50 years$668$367$191$96$47$28

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $684,000, adding $2,198 every year, while hoping to spend $37,280 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: 53/26/21 Blend
55$684,000$684,000$684,000$684,000
56$756,035$719,783$709,181$791,633
57$793,485$715,387$693,273$811,951
58$833,506$709,526$675,583$829,979
59$876,319$702,089$656,011$848,804
60$922,170$692,958$634,454$868,513
61$971,327$682,008$610,803$889,205
62$1,024,083$669,107$584,946$910,992
63$1,080,762$654,115$556,764$933,998
64$1,141,716$636,884$526,132$958,362
65$1,207,336$617,255$492,922$984,241
66$1,278,047$595,064$456,998$1,011,810
67$1,354,319$570,133$418,218$1,041,263
68$1,436,667$542,277$376,436$1,072,820
69$1,525,657$511,299$331,497$1,106,723
70$1,621,911$476,990$283,239$1,143,244
71$1,726,114$439,130$231,495$1,182,686
72$1,839,016$397,485$176,089$1,225,386
73$1,961,444$351,811$116,836$1,271,722
74$2,094,308$301,846$53,547$1,322,111
75$2,238,607$247,317$0$1,377,018
76$2,395,441$187,931$0$1,440,098
77$2,566,020$123,383$0$1,521,799
78$2,751,674$53,350$0$1,610,799
79$2,953,869$0$0$1,707,859
80$3,174,215$0$0$1,820,263
81$3,414,487$0$0$1,959,535
82$3,676,637$0$0$2,111,552
83$3,962,812$0$0$2,277,568
84$4,275,380$0$0$2,458,962
85$4,616,942$0$0$2,657,254
86$4,990,366$0$0$2,874,117
87$5,398,808$0$0$3,111,395
88$5,845,743$0$0$3,371,114
89$6,334,998$0$0$3,655,508
90$6,870,785$0$0$3,967,038
91$7,457,746$0$0$4,308,412
92$8,100,990$0$0$4,682,614
93$8,806,146$0$0$5,092,928
94$9,579,411$0$0$5,542,974
95$10,427,614$0$0$6,036,738
96$11,358,272$0$0$6,578,610
97$12,379,670$0$0$7,173,425
98$13,500,930$0$0$7,826,512
99$14,732,102$0$0$8,543,737
100$16,084,258$0$0$9,331,565