Can I retire at age 68 with 896,000?

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 $896,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$73,991$73,332$72,689$72,061$71,448$70,791
2 years$36,629$35,947$35,286$34,645$34,023$33,360
3 years$24,177$23,492$22,832$22,197$21,586$20,938
4 years$17,952$17,269$16,616$15,992$15,395$14,768
5 years$14,218$13,539$12,895$12,283$11,703$11,099
6 years$11,729$11,056$10,421$9,823$9,260$8,679
7 years$9,953$9,285$8,660$8,076$7,531$6,974
8 years$8,621$7,959$7,344$6,775$6,248$5,714
9 years$7,585$6,929$6,326$5,771$5,261$4,751
10 years$6,757$6,108$5,515$4,974$4,483$3,995
11 years$6,080$5,437$4,855$4,329$3,856$3,390
12 years$5,517$4,880$4,309$3,797$3,341$2,898
13 years$5,040$4,410$3,850$3,352$2,914$2,492
14 years$4,632$4,009$3,459$2,976$2,554$2,153
15 years$4,279$3,662$3,123$2,654$2,249$1,869
16 years$3,970$3,360$2,831$2,376$1,987$1,627
17 years$3,697$3,094$2,576$2,135$1,762$1,421
18 years$3,456$2,859$2,352$1,924$1,567$1,244
19 years$3,239$2,650$2,153$1,739$1,397$1,092
20 years$3,045$2,463$1,976$1,575$1,247$960
21 years$2,870$2,294$1,818$1,429$1,116$845
22 years$2,710$2,141$1,675$1,299$1,001$746
23 years$2,565$2,003$1,547$1,183$898$658
24 years$2,432$1,876$1,430$1,079$807$582
25 years$2,310$1,761$1,325$986$726$515
26 years$2,197$1,655$1,229$901$654$456
27 years$2,093$1,557$1,141$825$590$404
28 years$1,997$1,468$1,061$756$532$358
29 years$1,907$1,384$987$693$481$318
30 years$1,824$1,308$919$636$434$282
31 years$1,746$1,236$857$584$393$251
32 years$1,673$1,170$800$537$355$223
33 years$1,605$1,108$747$494$321$198
34 years$1,540$1,050$698$454$291$176
35 years$1,480$996$652$418$264$156
36 years$1,423$945$610$385$239$139
37 years$1,369$898$571$355$216$124
38 years$1,319$853$535$327$196$110
39 years$1,271$811$501$302$178$98
40 years$1,225$772$470$278$161$87
41 years$1,182$735$440$257$146$78
42 years$1,141$700$413$237$133$69
43 years$1,102$667$388$219$121$62
44 years$1,065$635$364$202$109$55
45 years$1,029$606$342$186$99$49
46 years$995$578$321$172$90$44
47 years$963$552$301$159$82$39
48 years$932$527$283$147$74$35
49 years$903$503$266$136$68$31
50 years$875$480$250$126$61$27

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $896,000, adding $4,675 every year, while hoping to spend $58,396 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: 61/28/11 Blend
67$896,000$896,000$896,000$896,000
68$992,214$944,726$930,838$1,049,910
69$1,031,287$928,885$899,888$1,073,335
70$1,072,388$910,310$865,945$1,091,805
71$1,115,663$888,807$828,845$1,110,522
72$1,161,269$864,167$788,420$1,129,513
73$1,209,380$836,171$744,493$1,148,808
74$1,260,181$804,589$696,878$1,168,445
75$1,313,879$769,173$645,383$1,188,467
76$1,370,697$729,665$589,805$1,208,926
77$1,430,878$685,788$529,934$1,229,881
78$1,494,690$637,254$465,549$1,251,401
79$1,562,422$583,754$396,419$1,273,565
80$1,634,395$524,964$322,305$1,296,465
81$1,710,956$460,540$242,955$1,320,207
82$1,792,487$390,119$158,107$1,344,910
83$1,879,405$313,319$67,487$1,370,711
84$1,972,167$229,734$0$1,397,767
85$2,071,274$138,938$0$1,429,685
86$2,177,275$40,477$0$1,471,911
87$2,290,773$0$0$1,516,783
88$2,412,427$0$0$1,584,969
89$2,542,961$0$0$1,671,560
90$2,683,171$0$0$1,764,619
91$2,833,928$0$0$1,864,731
92$2,996,191$0$0$1,972,537
93$3,171,009$0$0$2,088,745
94$3,359,540$0$0$2,214,128
95$3,563,051$0$0$2,349,539
96$3,782,936$0$0$2,495,914
97$4,020,728$0$0$2,654,280
98$4,278,110$0$0$2,825,769
99$4,556,935$0$0$3,011,623
100$4,859,237$0$0$3,213,210