Can I retire at age 69 with 946,000?

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 $946,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$78,120$77,424$76,745$76,082$75,435$74,803
2 years$38,673$37,953$37,255$36,578$35,922$35,285
3 years$25,526$24,803$24,106$23,436$22,790$22,168
4 years$18,954$18,233$17,543$16,884$16,254$15,651
5 years$15,011$14,295$13,614$12,969$12,356$11,775
6 years$12,384$11,673$11,002$10,371$9,777$9,218
7 years$10,508$9,803$9,143$8,527$7,951$7,414
8 years$9,102$8,403$7,754$7,153$6,596$6,082
9 years$8,008$7,316$6,679$6,093$5,555$5,063
10 years$7,134$6,449$5,822$5,252$4,733$4,263
11 years$6,420$5,741$5,126$4,571$4,071$3,622
12 years$5,825$5,153$4,549$4,009$3,528$3,100
13 years$5,321$4,657$4,064$3,539$3,076$2,669
14 years$4,890$4,233$3,652$3,142$2,697$2,309
15 years$4,517$3,867$3,297$2,802$2,374$2,007
16 years$4,191$3,548$2,989$2,509$2,098$1,750
17 years$3,904$3,267$2,720$2,254$1,861$1,530
18 years$3,648$3,019$2,483$2,032$1,654$1,342
19 years$3,420$2,798$2,273$1,836$1,475$1,179
20 years$3,215$2,600$2,086$1,663$1,317$1,038
21 years$3,030$2,422$1,919$1,509$1,179$916
22 years$2,862$2,261$1,769$1,372$1,056$809
23 years$2,708$2,114$1,633$1,249$948$715
24 years$2,568$1,981$1,510$1,140$852$633
25 years$2,439$1,859$1,399$1,041$767$561
26 years$2,320$1,747$1,297$952$691$498
27 years$2,210$1,644$1,205$871$623$442
28 years$2,108$1,549$1,120$798$562$392
29 years$2,014$1,462$1,042$732$508$349
30 years$1,926$1,380$971$672$459$310
31 years$1,843$1,305$905$617$415$276
32 years$1,766$1,235$844$567$375$245
33 years$1,694$1,169$788$521$339$218
34 years$1,626$1,108$737$480$307$195
35 years$1,563$1,051$689$442$278$173
36 years$1,502$998$644$407$252$154
37 years$1,446$948$603$375$229$138
38 years$1,392$901$565$345$207$123
39 years$1,341$856$529$318$188$109
40 years$1,293$815$496$294$170$98
41 years$1,248$776$465$271$155$87
42 years$1,204$739$436$250$140$78
43 years$1,163$704$409$231$127$69
44 years$1,124$671$384$213$116$62
45 years$1,087$640$361$197$105$55
46 years$1,051$610$339$182$95$49
47 years$1,017$582$318$168$87$44
48 years$984$556$299$155$79$39
49 years$953$531$281$143$71$35
50 years$924$507$264$133$65$31

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $946,000, adding $3,007 every year, while hoping to spend $23,930 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: 72/19/9 Blend
68$946,000$946,000$946,000$946,000
69$1,045,594$995,456$980,793$1,118,983
70$1,126,783$1,018,772$988,188$1,191,186
71$1,215,451$1,042,428$995,029$1,266,959
72$1,312,337$1,066,416$1,001,272$1,349,265
73$1,418,251$1,090,727$1,006,870$1,438,741
74$1,534,089$1,115,348$1,011,776$1,536,090
75$1,660,833$1,140,268$1,015,938$1,642,086
76$1,799,570$1,165,472$1,019,304$1,757,582
77$1,951,491$1,190,946$1,021,815$1,883,516
78$2,117,912$1,216,671$1,023,415$2,020,922
79$2,300,279$1,242,628$1,024,040$2,170,940
80$2,500,188$1,268,798$1,023,626$2,334,824
81$2,719,394$1,295,156$1,022,104$2,513,956
82$2,959,831$1,321,677$1,019,403$2,709,860
83$3,223,629$1,348,334$1,015,448$2,924,213
84$3,513,134$1,375,097$1,010,161$3,158,863
85$3,830,930$1,401,934$1,003,458$3,415,847
86$4,179,865$1,428,808$995,253$3,697,408
87$4,563,073$1,455,682$985,456$4,006,019
88$4,984,010$1,482,513$973,972$4,344,403
89$5,446,481$1,509,258$960,702$4,715,562
90$5,954,678$1,535,868$945,542$5,122,803
91$6,513,219$1,562,290$928,382$5,569,770
92$7,127,194$1,588,468$909,109$6,060,479
93$7,802,207$1,614,343$887,604$6,599,355
94$8,544,435$1,639,848$863,741$7,191,272
95$9,360,682$1,664,915$837,391$7,841,605
96$10,258,444$1,689,469$808,416$8,556,274
97$11,245,982$1,713,430$776,675$9,341,803
98$12,332,396$1,736,711$742,017$10,205,383
99$13,527,712$1,759,223$704,287$11,154,936
100$14,842,980$1,780,865$663,321$12,199,194