Can I retire at age 68 with 308,000?

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 $308,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.3%
1 years$25,434$25,208$24,987$24,771$24,560$23,831
2 years$12,591$12,357$12,129$11,909$11,695$10,967
3 years$8,311$8,075$7,849$7,630$7,420$6,715
4 years$6,171$5,936$5,712$5,497$5,292$4,616
5 years$4,887$4,654$4,433$4,222$4,023$3,377
6 years$4,032$3,800$3,582$3,377$3,183$2,569
7 years$3,421$3,192$2,977$2,776$2,589$2,006
8 years$2,963$2,736$2,525$2,329$2,148$1,595
9 years$2,607$2,382$2,174$1,984$1,809$1,287
10 years$2,323$2,100$1,896$1,710$1,541$1,049
11 years$2,090$1,869$1,669$1,488$1,325$862
12 years$1,896$1,678$1,481$1,305$1,149$713
13 years$1,733$1,516$1,323$1,152$1,002$592
14 years$1,592$1,378$1,189$1,023$878$495
15 years$1,471$1,259$1,074$912$773$414
16 years$1,365$1,155$973$817$683$348
17 years$1,271$1,064$886$734$606$293
18 years$1,188$983$808$661$539$247
19 years$1,114$911$740$598$480$209
20 years$1,047$847$679$541$429$177
21 years$986$789$625$491$384$150
22 years$932$736$576$447$344$127
23 years$882$688$532$407$309$108
24 years$836$645$492$371$278$92
25 years$794$605$455$339$250$78
26 years$755$569$422$310$225$66
27 years$720$535$392$284$203$56
28 years$686$504$365$260$183$48
29 years$656$476$339$238$165$41
30 years$627$449$316$219$149$35
31 years$600$425$295$201$135$30
32 years$575$402$275$185$122$25
33 years$552$381$257$170$111$21
34 years$530$361$240$156$100$18
35 years$509$342$224$144$91$16
36 years$489$325$210$132$82$13
37 years$471$309$196$122$74$11
38 years$453$293$184$112$67$10
39 years$437$279$172$104$61$8
40 years$421$265$161$96$55$7
41 years$406$253$151$88$50$6
42 years$392$240$142$81$46$5
43 years$379$229$133$75$41$4
44 years$366$218$125$69$38$4
45 years$354$208$117$64$34$3
46 years$342$199$110$59$31$3
47 years$331$190$104$55$28$2
48 years$321$181$97$51$26$2
49 years$310$173$92$47$23$2
50 years$301$165$86$43$21$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $308,000, adding $4,506 every year, while hoping to spend $22,413 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: 42/49/9 Blend
67$308,000$308,000$308,000$308,000
68$344,064$327,740$322,966$357,424
69$355,311$319,952$309,938$359,406
70$366,954$311,031$295,723$358,940
71$379,011$300,898$280,256$357,927
72$391,497$289,470$263,472$356,326
73$404,433$276,657$245,301$354,095
74$417,838$262,366$225,671$351,187
75$431,732$246,497$204,507$347,554
76$446,140$228,946$181,728$343,145
77$461,083$209,602$157,254$337,907
78$476,588$188,347$130,996$331,783
79$492,682$165,057$102,866$324,714
80$509,392$139,602$72,769$316,636
81$526,751$111,843$40,607$307,484
82$544,790$81,634$6,278$297,189
83$563,545$48,820$0$285,677
84$583,054$13,239$0$275,787
85$603,356$0$0$265,356
86$624,495$0$0$267,338
87$646,517$0$0$276,848
88$669,474$0$0$286,767
89$693,417$0$0$297,122
90$718,406$0$0$307,938
91$744,503$0$0$319,242
92$771,776$0$0$331,067
93$800,297$0$0$343,444
94$830,147$0$0$356,411
95$861,410$0$0$370,004
96$894,179$0$0$384,267
97$928,556$0$0$399,246
98$964,648$0$0$414,989
99$1,002,576$0$0$431,552
100$1,042,467$0$0$448,992