Can I retire at age 68 with 704,000?

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 $704,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$58,136$57,618$57,113$56,619$56,138$55,761
2 years$28,780$28,244$27,725$27,221$26,732$26,352
3 years$18,996$18,458$17,940$17,441$16,960$16,588
4 years$14,105$13,568$13,055$12,565$12,096$11,736
5 years$11,171$10,638$10,132$9,651$9,195$8,847
6 years$9,216$8,687$8,188$7,718$7,276$6,941
7 years$7,820$7,295$6,804$6,345$5,917$5,595
8 years$6,773$6,253$5,770$5,323$4,909$4,600
9 years$5,960$5,444$4,970$4,534$4,134$3,838
10 years$5,309$4,799$4,333$3,908$3,522$3,239
11 years$4,777$4,272$3,815$3,401$3,029$2,759
12 years$4,335$3,835$3,385$2,984$2,625$2,367
13 years$3,960$3,465$3,025$2,634$2,289$2,044
14 years$3,639$3,150$2,718$2,338$2,007$1,773
15 years$3,362$2,877$2,454$2,085$1,767$1,545
16 years$3,119$2,640$2,225$1,867$1,562$1,351
17 years$2,905$2,431$2,024$1,678$1,385$1,184
18 years$2,715$2,247$1,848$1,512$1,231$1,042
19 years$2,545$2,082$1,692$1,366$1,097$918
20 years$2,393$1,935$1,553$1,237$980$811
21 years$2,255$1,802$1,428$1,123$877$717
22 years$2,130$1,682$1,316$1,021$786$635
23 years$2,015$1,573$1,215$930$706$563
24 years$1,911$1,474$1,124$848$634$500
25 years$1,815$1,384$1,041$774$571$445
26 years$1,727$1,300$965$708$514$396
27 years$1,645$1,224$897$648$464$352
28 years$1,569$1,153$833$594$418$314
29 years$1,499$1,088$776$545$378$280
30 years$1,433$1,027$722$500$341$250
31 years$1,372$971$673$459$309$223
32 years$1,314$919$628$422$279$199
33 years$1,261$870$587$388$253$178
34 years$1,210$825$548$357$229$159
35 years$1,163$782$513$329$207$142
36 years$1,118$743$479$303$188$127
37 years$1,076$705$449$279$170$113
38 years$1,036$670$420$257$154$101
39 years$998$637$394$237$140$91
40 years$962$606$369$219$127$81
41 years$929$577$346$202$115$73
42 years$896$550$325$186$104$65
43 years$866$524$305$172$95$58
44 years$836$499$286$159$86$52
45 years$809$476$268$146$78$47
46 years$782$454$252$135$71$42
47 years$757$433$237$125$64$37
48 years$733$414$223$116$58$34
49 years$709$395$209$107$53$30
50 years$687$377$197$99$48$27

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $704,000, adding $6,625 every year, while hoping to spend $55,087 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: 55/25/20 Blend
67$704,000$704,000$704,000$704,000
68$782,642$745,330$734,418$821,113
69$803,859$723,239$700,409$826,062
70$825,394$698,219$663,414$825,044
71$847,222$670,069$623,275$822,738
72$869,311$638,575$579,828$819,034
73$891,627$603,511$532,898$813,816
74$914,129$564,640$482,307$806,960
75$936,771$521,707$427,864$798,332
76$959,498$474,447$369,374$787,790
77$982,249$422,578$306,631$775,180
78$1,004,954$365,800$239,419$760,337
79$1,027,535$303,800$167,515$743,084
80$1,049,902$236,244$90,685$723,232
81$1,071,953$162,781$8,684$700,577
82$1,093,574$83,040$0$674,899
83$1,114,638$0$0$662,786
84$1,135,000$0$0$651,160
85$1,154,499$0$0$661,821
86$1,172,954$0$0$671,812
87$1,190,164$0$0$681,011
88$1,205,902$0$0$689,279
89$1,219,918$0$0$696,463
90$1,231,930$0$0$702,391
91$1,241,627$0$0$706,873
92$1,248,659$0$0$709,697
93$1,252,641$0$0$710,626
94$1,253,143$0$0$709,399
95$1,249,687$0$0$705,725
96$1,241,743$0$0$699,281
97$1,228,723$0$0$689,710
98$1,209,976$0$0$676,614
99$1,184,777$0$0$659,554
100$1,152,328$0$0$638,042