Can I retire at age 68 with 320,000?

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 $320,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$26,425$26,190$25,960$25,736$25,517$24,770
2 years$13,082$12,838$12,602$12,373$12,151$11,404
3 years$8,635$8,390$8,154$7,928$7,709$6,986
4 years$6,411$6,167$5,934$5,711$5,498$4,805
5 years$5,078$4,835$4,605$4,387$4,180$3,517
6 years$4,189$3,948$3,722$3,508$3,307$2,677
7 years$3,555$3,316$3,093$2,884$2,690$2,091
8 years$3,079$2,842$2,623$2,420$2,231$1,664
9 years$2,709$2,475$2,259$2,061$1,879$1,343
10 years$2,413$2,181$1,970$1,777$1,601$1,095
11 years$2,172$1,942$1,734$1,546$1,377$901
12 years$1,970$1,743$1,539$1,356$1,193$745
13 years$1,800$1,575$1,375$1,197$1,041$620
14 years$1,654$1,432$1,235$1,063$912$518
15 years$1,528$1,308$1,115$948$803$434
16 years$1,418$1,200$1,011$849$710$365
17 years$1,320$1,105$920$763$629$308
18 years$1,234$1,021$840$687$560$260
19 years$1,157$946$769$621$499$220
20 years$1,088$880$706$562$446$186
21 years$1,025$819$649$510$399$158
22 years$968$765$598$464$357$134
23 years$916$715$552$423$321$114
24 years$869$670$511$385$288$97
25 years$825$629$473$352$259$82
26 years$785$591$439$322$234$70
27 years$748$556$408$295$211$59
28 years$713$524$379$270$190$51
29 years$681$494$353$248$172$43
30 years$651$467$328$227$155$37
31 years$624$441$306$209$140$31
32 years$597$418$286$192$127$27
33 years$573$396$267$176$115$23
34 years$550$375$249$162$104$19
35 years$529$356$233$149$94$17
36 years$508$338$218$138$85$14
37 years$489$321$204$127$77$12
38 years$471$305$191$117$70$10
39 years$454$290$179$108$64$9
40 years$437$276$168$99$58$7
41 years$422$262$157$92$52$6
42 years$407$250$148$85$47$5
43 years$393$238$138$78$43$5
44 years$380$227$130$72$39$4
45 years$368$216$122$67$35$3
46 years$356$206$115$62$32$3
47 years$344$197$108$57$29$2
48 years$333$188$101$53$27$2
49 years$322$180$95$49$24$2
50 years$312$172$89$45$22$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $320,000, adding $5,376 every year, while hoping to spend $28,138 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: 44/36/20 Blend
67$320,000$320,000$320,000$320,000
68$358,185$341,225$336,265$371,659
69$364,782$328,007$317,592$368,462
70$371,108$313,197$297,349$361,818
71$377,106$296,690$275,456$354,035
72$382,713$278,370$251,826$345,020
73$387,857$258,117$226,369$334,676
74$392,458$235,804$198,992$322,896
75$396,427$211,297$169,596$309,565
76$399,665$184,452$138,080$294,562
77$402,061$155,121$104,337$277,754
78$403,493$123,144$68,254$258,998
79$403,825$88,353$29,715$238,140
80$402,904$50,572$0$215,017
81$400,563$9,613$0$191,883
82$396,615$0$0$173,038
83$390,853$0$0$165,709
84$383,047$0$0$161,175
85$372,943$0$0$155,502
86$360,260$0$0$148,554
87$344,685$0$0$140,179
88$325,874$0$0$130,209
89$303,444$0$0$118,457
90$276,972$0$0$104,718
91$245,991$0$0$88,765
92$209,985$0$0$70,345
93$168,381$0$0$49,181
94$120,549$0$0$24,965
95$65,789$0$0$0
96$3,333$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0