Can I retire at age 68 with 509,000?

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 $509,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$42,033$41,658$41,293$40,937$40,588$39,850
2 years$20,808$20,421$20,045$19,681$19,328$18,587
3 years$13,734$13,345$12,971$12,610$12,262$11,542
4 years$10,198$9,810$9,439$9,085$8,746$8,051
5 years$8,077$7,691$7,325$6,978$6,648$5,981
6 years$6,663$6,280$5,920$5,580$5,261$4,622
7 years$5,654$5,274$4,919$4,588$4,278$3,668
8 years$4,897$4,521$4,172$3,849$3,549$2,968
9 years$4,309$3,936$3,593$3,278$2,989$2,436
10 years$3,839$3,470$3,133$2,826$2,547$2,021
11 years$3,454$3,089$2,758$2,459$2,190$1,692
12 years$3,134$2,772$2,448$2,157$1,898$1,426
13 years$2,863$2,505$2,187$1,904$1,655$1,209
14 years$2,631$2,277$1,965$1,691$1,451$1,029
15 years$2,431$2,080$1,774$1,508$1,277$880
16 years$2,255$1,909$1,608$1,350$1,129$754
17 years$2,100$1,758$1,464$1,213$1,001$649
18 years$1,963$1,624$1,336$1,093$890$559
19 years$1,840$1,505$1,223$988$793$483
20 years$1,730$1,399$1,123$895$709$418
21 years$1,630$1,303$1,033$812$634$362
22 years$1,540$1,216$952$738$568$314
23 years$1,457$1,138$879$672$510$272
24 years$1,382$1,066$813$613$459$237
25 years$1,312$1,000$753$560$413$206
26 years$1,248$940$698$512$372$179
27 years$1,189$885$648$469$335$156
28 years$1,134$834$603$429$302$136
29 years$1,084$787$561$394$273$118
30 years$1,036$743$522$361$247$103
31 years$992$702$487$332$223$90
32 years$950$664$454$305$202$79
33 years$912$629$424$280$183$69
34 years$875$596$396$258$165$60
35 years$841$566$371$238$150$52
36 years$808$537$347$219$136$46
37 years$778$510$324$202$123$40
38 years$749$485$304$186$111$35
39 years$722$461$285$171$101$30
40 years$696$438$267$158$92$27
41 years$671$417$250$146$83$23
42 years$648$397$235$135$75$20
43 years$626$379$220$124$69$18
44 years$605$361$207$115$62$15
45 years$585$344$194$106$56$14
46 years$565$328$182$98$51$12
47 years$547$313$171$90$47$10
48 years$530$299$161$84$42$9
49 years$513$286$151$77$38$8
50 years$497$273$142$71$35$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $509,000, adding $6,002 every year, while hoping to spend $41,434 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: 79/6/15 Blend
67$509,000$509,000$509,000$509,000
68$567,109$540,132$532,243$609,672
69$580,869$522,513$505,987$620,924
70$594,643$502,642$477,464$627,366
71$608,390$480,365$446,552$633,267
72$622,062$455,519$413,127$638,554
73$635,604$427,931$377,059$643,151
74$648,955$397,419$338,210$646,970
75$662,047$363,791$296,438$649,919
76$674,801$326,842$251,594$651,893
77$687,130$286,357$203,522$652,779
78$698,938$242,109$152,061$652,453
79$710,114$193,856$97,039$650,779
80$720,536$141,346$38,280$647,606
81$730,068$84,309$0$642,770
82$738,558$22,463$0$640,001
83$745,835$0$0$641,984
84$751,710$0$0$645,339
85$755,974$0$0$648,765
86$758,392$0$0$650,574
87$758,703$0$0$650,541
88$756,620$0$0$648,413
89$751,820$0$0$643,910
90$743,949$0$0$636,724
91$732,611$0$0$626,509
92$717,370$0$0$612,884
93$697,739$0$0$595,428
94$673,184$0$0$573,672
95$643,108$0$0$547,098
96$606,854$0$0$515,134
97$563,694$0$0$477,144
98$512,822$0$0$432,428
99$453,348$0$0$380,209
100$384,287$0$0$319,630