Can I retire at age 74 with 465,000?

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 $465,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.6%
1 years$38,399$38,057$37,724$37,398$37,080$36,526
2 years$19,010$18,656$18,312$17,980$17,657$17,100
3 years$12,547$12,192$11,849$11,520$11,202$10,660
4 years$9,317$8,962$8,623$8,299$7,990$7,466
5 years$7,379$7,026$6,692$6,375$6,074$5,570
6 years$6,087$5,738$5,408$5,098$4,806$4,323
7 years$5,165$4,818$4,494$4,191$3,908$3,446
8 years$4,474$4,130$3,811$3,516$3,242$2,801
9 years$3,937$3,596$3,283$2,995$2,731$2,310
10 years$3,507$3,170$2,862$2,582$2,327$1,926
11 years$3,156$2,822$2,520$2,247$2,001$1,620
12 years$2,863$2,533$2,236$1,971$1,734$1,373
13 years$2,616$2,289$1,998$1,740$1,512$1,170
14 years$2,404$2,081$1,795$1,544$1,325$1,001
15 years$2,220$1,901$1,621$1,377$1,167$861
16 years$2,060$1,744$1,469$1,233$1,031$742
17 years$1,919$1,606$1,337$1,108$915$642
18 years$1,793$1,484$1,221$999$813$556
19 years$1,681$1,375$1,117$902$725$483
20 years$1,580$1,278$1,025$817$647$421
21 years$1,489$1,190$943$742$579$367
22 years$1,407$1,111$869$674$519$320
23 years$1,331$1,039$803$614$466$279
24 years$1,262$974$742$560$419$244
25 years$1,199$914$688$512$377$214
26 years$1,140$859$638$468$340$187
27 years$1,086$808$592$428$306$164
28 years$1,036$762$550$392$276$144
29 years$990$719$512$360$249$126
30 years$947$679$477$330$225$111
31 years$906$641$445$303$204$97
32 years$868$607$415$279$184$85
33 years$833$575$388$256$167$75
34 years$799$545$362$236$151$66
35 years$768$517$339$217$137$58
36 years$739$490$317$200$124$51
37 years$711$466$296$184$112$45
38 years$684$443$278$170$102$39
39 years$659$421$260$157$92$35
40 years$636$400$244$144$84$30
41 years$613$381$229$133$76$27
42 years$592$363$214$123$69$24
43 years$572$346$201$113$63$21
44 years$552$330$189$105$57$18
45 years$534$314$177$97$52$16
46 years$517$300$167$89$47$14
47 years$500$286$156$83$43$12
48 years$484$273$147$76$39$11
49 years$469$261$138$71$35$10
50 years$454$249$130$65$32$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $465,000, adding $3,941 every year, while hoping to spend $25,853 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: 63/12/25 Blend
73$465,000$465,000$465,000$465,000
74$516,495$491,850$484,643$545,396
75$541,670$488,443$473,371$562,012
76$568,547$484,003$460,855$576,947
77$597,271$478,452$447,026$592,687
78$628,003$471,706$431,812$609,315
79$660,919$463,679$415,137$626,923
80$696,211$454,278$396,922$645,613
81$734,091$443,405$377,086$665,497
82$774,791$430,954$355,541$686,702
83$818,566$416,817$332,198$709,367
84$865,696$400,877$306,963$733,647
85$916,488$383,011$279,737$759,716
86$971,278$363,087$250,417$787,764
87$1,030,439$340,969$218,896$818,004
88$1,094,377$316,509$185,062$850,672
89$1,163,539$289,554$148,798$886,027
90$1,238,419$259,941$109,981$924,361
91$1,319,556$227,497$68,484$965,995
92$1,407,547$192,040$24,174$1,011,283
93$1,503,044$153,378$0$1,060,620
94$1,606,768$111,307$0$1,120,607
95$1,719,510$65,612$0$1,192,847
96$1,842,140$16,067$0$1,271,457
97$1,975,617$0$0$1,357,074
98$2,120,993$0$0$1,455,358
99$2,279,430$0$0$1,564,814
100$2,452,204$0$0$1,684,206