Can I retire at age 56 with 712,000?

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:
0%
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 $712,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$58,796$58,273$57,762$57,263$56,776$56,465
2 years$29,107$28,565$28,040$27,530$27,036$26,723
3 years$19,212$18,668$18,143$17,639$17,153$16,846
4 years$14,265$13,723$13,204$12,708$12,234$11,936
5 years$11,298$10,759$10,247$9,761$9,300$9,013
6 years$9,321$8,785$8,281$7,806$7,359$7,082
7 years$7,909$7,378$6,881$6,418$5,984$5,719
8 years$6,850$6,324$5,836$5,384$4,965$4,709
9 years$6,028$5,506$5,027$4,586$4,181$3,936
10 years$5,370$4,854$4,382$3,953$3,562$3,328
11 years$4,832$4,321$3,858$3,440$3,064$2,840
12 years$4,384$3,878$3,424$3,017$2,655$2,441
13 years$4,005$3,505$3,059$2,664$2,315$2,111
14 years$3,681$3,186$2,749$2,365$2,030$1,835
15 years$3,400$2,910$2,482$2,109$1,787$1,602
16 years$3,154$2,670$2,250$1,888$1,579$1,404
17 years$2,938$2,459$2,047$1,697$1,400$1,234
18 years$2,746$2,272$1,869$1,529$1,245$1,087
19 years$2,574$2,106$1,711$1,382$1,110$960
20 years$2,420$1,957$1,570$1,251$991$850
21 years$2,280$1,823$1,444$1,136$887$753
22 years$2,154$1,701$1,331$1,033$795$669
23 years$2,038$1,591$1,229$940$714$595
24 years$1,933$1,491$1,137$858$642$529
25 years$1,836$1,399$1,053$783$577$471
26 years$1,746$1,315$976$716$520$420
27 years$1,664$1,238$907$656$469$375
28 years$1,587$1,166$843$601$423$335
29 years$1,516$1,100$784$551$382$300
30 years$1,449$1,039$731$505$345$268
31 years$1,387$982$681$464$312$240
32 years$1,329$929$636$427$282$214
33 years$1,275$880$593$392$255$192
34 years$1,224$834$554$361$231$172
35 years$1,176$791$518$332$209$154
36 years$1,131$751$485$306$190$138
37 years$1,088$713$454$282$172$124
38 years$1,048$678$425$260$156$111
39 years$1,010$645$398$240$141$100
40 years$973$613$373$221$128$89
41 years$939$584$350$204$116$80
42 years$906$556$328$188$106$72
43 years$875$530$308$174$96$65
44 years$846$505$289$160$87$58
45 years$818$481$272$148$79$52
46 years$791$459$255$137$72$47
47 years$765$438$240$126$65$42
48 years$741$418$225$117$59$38
49 years$718$400$212$108$54$34
50 years$695$382$199$100$49$30

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $712,000, adding $4,768 every year, while hoping to spend $49,976 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: 76/16/8 Blend
55$712,000$712,000$712,000$712,000
56$789,542$751,806$740,770$848,254
57$816,901$735,471$712,412$871,196
58$845,376$716,660$681,429$889,473
59$875,028$695,199$647,680$908,067
60$905,922$670,905$611,018$926,989
61$938,128$643,582$571,290$946,254
62$971,724$613,024$528,335$965,878
63$1,006,791$579,013$481,984$985,878
64$1,043,416$541,317$432,064$1,006,276
65$1,081,696$499,694$378,390$1,027,096
66$1,121,735$453,884$320,771$1,048,365
67$1,163,643$403,615$259,008$1,070,115
68$1,207,541$348,599$192,892$1,092,382
69$1,253,561$288,532$122,204$1,115,206
70$1,301,845$223,090$46,719$1,138,634
71$1,352,547$151,936$0$1,162,718
72$1,405,835$74,709$0$1,190,408
73$1,461,892$0$0$1,223,326
74$1,520,915$0$0$1,259,159
75$1,583,120$0$0$1,310,796
76$1,648,743$0$0$1,365,281
77$1,718,040$0$0$1,422,828
78$1,791,291$0$0$1,483,671
79$1,868,801$0$0$1,548,065
80$1,950,903$0$0$1,616,289
81$2,037,962$0$0$1,688,647
82$2,130,374$0$0$1,765,471
83$2,228,575$0$0$1,847,126
84$2,333,042$0$0$1,934,009
85$2,444,294$0$0$2,026,556
86$2,562,902$0$0$2,125,244
87$2,689,491$0$0$2,230,596
88$2,824,745$0$0$2,343,184
89$2,969,415$0$0$2,463,635
90$3,124,321$0$0$2,592,639
91$3,290,367$0$0$2,730,948
92$3,468,541$0$0$2,879,391
93$3,659,930$0$0$3,038,878
94$3,865,725$0$0$3,210,404
95$4,087,234$0$0$3,395,065
96$4,325,894$0$0$3,594,063
97$4,583,283$0$0$3,808,719
98$4,861,134$0$0$4,040,484
99$5,161,352$0$0$4,290,952
100$5,486,031$0$0$4,561,876