Can I retire at age 69 with 502,000?

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 $502,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15%
1 years$41,455$41,085$40,725$40,374$40,030$39,206
2 years$20,522$20,140$19,770$19,410$19,062$18,235
3 years$13,546$13,162$12,792$12,436$12,094$11,290
4 years$10,058$9,675$9,309$8,960$8,625$7,852
5 years$7,966$7,585$7,224$6,882$6,557$5,815
6 years$6,572$6,194$5,838$5,504$5,188$4,479
7 years$5,576$5,202$4,852$4,525$4,219$3,543
8 years$4,830$4,459$4,115$3,796$3,500$2,856
9 years$4,250$3,882$3,544$3,233$2,948$2,336
10 years$3,786$3,422$3,090$2,787$2,512$1,931
11 years$3,407$3,046$2,720$2,425$2,160$1,610
12 years$3,091$2,734$2,414$2,127$1,872$1,352
13 years$2,824$2,471$2,157$1,878$1,632$1,141
14 years$2,595$2,246$1,938$1,667$1,431$968
15 years$2,397$2,052$1,750$1,487$1,260$824
16 years$2,224$1,883$1,586$1,331$1,114$704
17 years$2,071$1,734$1,443$1,196$987$602
18 years$1,936$1,602$1,318$1,078$878$517
19 years$1,815$1,485$1,206$974$782$444
20 years$1,706$1,380$1,107$882$699$383
21 years$1,608$1,285$1,018$801$625$330
22 years$1,519$1,200$939$728$561$285
23 years$1,437$1,122$867$663$503$246
24 years$1,363$1,051$801$605$452$213
25 years$1,294$987$742$552$407$184
26 years$1,231$927$688$505$367$160
27 years$1,173$873$639$462$331$138
28 years$1,119$822$594$423$298$120
29 years$1,069$776$553$388$269$104
30 years$1,022$733$515$356$243$90
31 years$978$693$480$327$220$78
32 years$937$655$448$301$199$68
33 years$899$621$418$277$180$59
34 years$863$588$391$255$163$51
35 years$829$558$365$234$148$44
36 years$797$529$342$216$134$39
37 years$767$503$320$199$121$34
38 years$739$478$300$183$110$29
39 years$712$454$281$169$100$25
40 years$686$432$263$156$90$22
41 years$662$412$247$144$82$19
42 years$639$392$231$133$74$17
43 years$617$373$217$122$68$14
44 years$596$356$204$113$61$13
45 years$577$339$191$104$56$11
46 years$558$324$180$96$51$10
47 years$540$309$169$89$46$8
48 years$522$295$159$82$42$7
49 years$506$282$149$76$38$6
50 years$490$269$140$70$34$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $502,000, adding $4,873 every year, while hoping to spend $40,289 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: 84/9/7 Blend
68$502,000$502,000$502,000$502,000
69$558,230$531,624$523,843$604,366
70$572,303$514,807$498,525$618,400
71$586,460$495,815$471,008$627,847
72$600,669$474,500$441,177$636,958
73$614,890$450,703$408,909$645,674
74$629,080$424,258$374,078$653,929
75$643,188$394,989$336,552$661,652
76$657,159$362,709$296,192$668,763
77$670,928$327,221$252,854$675,173
78$684,424$288,316$206,385$680,786
79$697,566$245,774$156,630$685,496
80$710,263$199,363$103,423$689,183
81$722,414$148,836$46,592$691,720
82$733,905$93,934$0$692,963
83$744,609$34,382$0$693,805
84$754,384$0$0$696,806
85$763,072$0$0$701,288
86$770,496$0$0$708,000
87$776,459$0$0$713,355
88$780,742$0$0$717,150
89$783,103$0$0$719,159
90$783,270$0$0$719,133
91$780,943$0$0$716,793
92$775,789$0$0$711,829
93$767,438$0$0$703,900
94$755,479$0$0$692,625
95$739,458$0$0$677,584
96$718,871$0$0$658,308
97$693,159$0$0$634,283
98$661,705$0$0$604,935
99$623,826$0$0$569,631
100$578,763$0$0$527,671