Can I retire at age 56 with 716,000?

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 $716,000?

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$59,127$58,600$58,086$57,585$57,095$56,759
2 years$29,271$28,725$28,197$27,685$27,188$26,849
3 years$19,320$18,772$18,245$17,738$17,249$16,918
4 years$14,346$13,800$13,278$12,779$12,302$11,981
5 years$11,362$10,819$10,304$9,816$9,352$9,042
6 years$9,373$8,835$8,327$7,850$7,400$7,101
7 years$7,953$7,419$6,920$6,454$6,018$5,731
8 years$6,889$6,360$5,869$5,414$4,993$4,717
9 years$6,061$5,537$5,055$4,611$4,204$3,940
10 years$5,400$4,881$4,407$3,975$3,582$3,329
11 years$4,859$4,345$3,880$3,459$3,081$2,839
12 years$4,408$3,900$3,443$3,034$2,670$2,439
13 years$4,028$3,524$3,076$2,679$2,328$2,108
14 years$3,701$3,204$2,764$2,378$2,041$1,831
15 years$3,419$2,927$2,496$2,121$1,797$1,598
16 years$3,172$2,685$2,263$1,899$1,588$1,399
17 years$2,955$2,473$2,059$1,706$1,408$1,229
18 years$2,761$2,285$1,879$1,538$1,252$1,082
19 years$2,589$2,118$1,721$1,389$1,116$955
20 years$2,433$1,968$1,579$1,258$997$844
21 years$2,293$1,833$1,452$1,142$892$748
22 years$2,166$1,711$1,339$1,038$800$664
23 years$2,050$1,600$1,236$946$718$589
24 years$1,944$1,499$1,143$862$645$524
25 years$1,846$1,407$1,059$788$581$467
26 years$1,756$1,322$982$720$523$416
27 years$1,673$1,245$912$659$471$371
28 years$1,596$1,173$848$604$425$331
29 years$1,524$1,106$789$554$384$296
30 years$1,457$1,045$735$508$347$264
31 years$1,395$988$685$467$314$236
32 years$1,337$935$639$429$284$211
33 years$1,282$885$597$395$257$189
34 years$1,231$839$558$363$233$169
35 years$1,183$796$521$334$211$151
36 years$1,137$755$488$308$191$136
37 years$1,094$717$456$284$173$121
38 years$1,054$682$427$261$157$109
39 years$1,015$648$400$241$142$97
40 years$979$617$375$222$129$87
41 years$944$587$352$205$117$78
42 years$912$559$330$189$106$70
43 years$880$533$310$175$96$63
44 years$851$508$291$161$87$56
45 years$822$484$273$149$79$51
46 years$795$462$256$138$72$45
47 years$770$441$241$127$65$41
48 years$745$421$226$117$59$37
49 years$722$402$213$109$54$33
50 years$699$384$200$100$49$29

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $716,000, adding $5,330 every year, while hoping to spend $35,683 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: 46/48/6 Blend
55$716,000$716,000$716,000$716,000
56$794,530$756,582$745,484$829,546
57$837,606$755,688$732,491$853,275
58$883,879$753,554$717,867$874,838
59$933,639$750,082$701,520$897,390
60$987,201$745,168$683,352$921,033
61$1,044,915$738,700$663,264$945,881
62$1,107,161$730,562$641,148$972,064
63$1,174,360$720,628$616,895$999,724
64$1,246,973$708,766$590,389$1,029,021
65$1,325,506$694,838$561,509$1,060,135
66$1,410,517$678,694$530,129$1,093,265
67$1,502,618$660,179$496,117$1,128,635
68$1,602,483$639,125$459,334$1,166,495
69$1,710,851$615,358$419,637$1,207,122
70$1,828,538$588,690$376,875$1,250,827
71$1,956,439$558,926$330,891$1,297,954
72$2,095,540$525,858$281,520$1,348,888
73$2,246,925$489,265$228,590$1,404,059
74$2,411,787$448,914$171,924$1,463,942
75$2,591,439$404,560$111,332$1,529,067
76$2,787,325$355,943$46,621$1,600,024
77$3,001,035$302,787$0$1,677,469
78$3,234,320$244,803$0$1,763,565
79$3,489,106$181,685$0$1,860,964
80$3,767,515$113,107$0$1,967,589
81$4,071,880$38,728$0$2,084,452
82$4,404,773$0$0$2,212,675
83$4,769,025$0$0$2,375,585
84$5,167,751$0$0$2,576,386
85$5,604,385$0$0$2,796,362
86$6,082,705$0$0$3,037,427
87$6,606,874$0$0$3,301,689
88$7,181,476$0$0$3,591,471
89$7,811,559$0$0$3,909,331
90$8,502,685$0$0$4,258,085
91$9,260,977$0$0$4,640,838
92$10,093,182$0$0$5,061,006
93$11,006,731$0$0$5,522,357
94$12,009,809$0$0$6,029,036
95$13,111,434$0$0$6,585,614
96$14,321,537$0$0$7,197,123
97$15,651,063$0$0$7,869,110
98$17,112,066$0$0$8,607,682
99$18,717,825$0$0$9,419,571
100$20,482,972$0$0$10,312,189