Can I retire at age 74 with 745,000?

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 $745,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$61,521$60,973$60,439$59,917$59,407$58,592
2 years$30,456$29,889$29,339$28,806$28,289$27,469
3 years$20,102$19,533$18,984$18,456$17,948$17,149
4 years$14,927$14,359$13,816$13,297$12,801$12,029
5 years$11,822$11,257$10,722$10,213$9,731$8,988
6 years$9,753$9,192$8,665$8,168$7,700$6,987
7 years$8,275$7,720$7,200$6,715$6,262$5,580
8 years$7,168$6,617$6,106$5,633$5,195$4,543
9 years$6,307$5,762$5,260$4,798$4,375$3,753
10 years$5,619$5,079$4,585$4,136$3,728$3,135
11 years$5,056$4,521$4,037$3,600$3,206$2,642
12 years$4,587$4,058$3,583$3,157$2,778$2,243
13 years$4,191$3,667$3,201$2,787$2,423$1,915
14 years$3,851$3,333$2,876$2,474$2,124$1,643
15 years$3,558$3,045$2,597$2,207$1,870$1,415
16 years$3,301$2,794$2,354$1,976$1,653$1,223
17 years$3,074$2,573$2,142$1,775$1,465$1,060
18 years$2,873$2,378$1,956$1,600$1,303$921
19 years$2,694$2,203$1,790$1,446$1,161$801
20 years$2,532$2,048$1,643$1,309$1,037$699
21 years$2,386$1,907$1,511$1,188$928$610
22 years$2,254$1,780$1,393$1,080$832$534
23 years$2,133$1,665$1,286$984$747$467
24 years$2,022$1,560$1,189$897$671$410
25 years$1,921$1,464$1,102$820$604$359
26 years$1,827$1,376$1,022$749$544$315
27 years$1,741$1,295$949$686$491$277
28 years$1,660$1,220$882$628$443$244
29 years$1,586$1,151$821$576$400$214
30 years$1,516$1,087$764$529$361$188
31 years$1,452$1,028$713$486$327$166
32 years$1,391$972$665$446$295$146
33 years$1,334$921$621$411$267$129
34 years$1,281$873$580$378$242$113
35 years$1,231$828$542$348$219$100
36 years$1,183$786$507$320$199$88
37 years$1,139$746$475$295$180$78
38 years$1,096$709$445$272$163$68
39 years$1,056$674$417$251$148$60
40 years$1,019$642$391$231$134$53
41 years$983$611$366$213$122$47
42 years$948$582$343$197$110$41
43 years$916$554$322$182$100$36
44 years$885$528$303$168$91$32
45 years$856$504$284$155$83$28
46 years$828$481$267$143$75$25
47 years$801$459$251$132$68$22
48 years$775$438$236$122$62$19
49 years$751$418$221$113$56$17
50 years$727$399$208$104$51$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $745,000, adding $4,425 every year, while hoping to spend $47,543 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: 78/10/12 Blend
73$745,000$745,000$745,000$745,000
74$825,554$786,069$774,522$887,725
75$859,176$774,001$749,883$917,182
76$894,633$759,749$722,825$942,950
77$932,063$743,154$693,217$969,856
78$971,615$724,051$660,922$997,994
79$1,013,453$702,262$625,797$1,027,470
80$1,057,755$677,603$587,690$1,058,396
81$1,104,715$649,874$546,447$1,090,902
82$1,154,545$618,867$501,902$1,125,127
83$1,207,478$584,361$453,885$1,161,226
84$1,263,768$546,122$402,218$1,199,373
85$1,323,694$503,903$346,713$1,239,756
86$1,387,558$457,442$287,176$1,282,586
87$1,455,696$406,464$223,403$1,328,097
88$1,528,472$350,676$155,182$1,376,543
89$1,606,286$289,769$82,291$1,428,211
90$1,689,578$223,418$4,498$1,483,415
91$1,778,828$151,278$0$1,542,502
92$1,874,564$72,987$0$1,615,911
93$1,977,366$0$0$1,695,281
94$2,087,869$0$0$1,781,842
95$2,206,770$0$0$1,883,642
96$2,334,837$0$0$1,993,306
97$2,472,910$0$0$2,111,559
98$2,621,914$0$0$2,239,195
99$2,782,865$0$0$2,377,085
100$2,956,878$0$0$2,526,189