Are you on track for the future you want? Answer a few questions and our calculator will estimate how much you should save for your retirement goals.
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Now that you've completed the Stash retirement calculator, we've put together some suggestions that could help you reach your retirement savings goal.
1.Increase your monthly savings
If it works for your budget, increasing your monthly savings could get you to your goal faster.
2.Delay your retirement
Delaying retirement—even by a few years—could greatly increase your savings potential.
3.Spend less in retirement.
Adjusting your retirement lifestyle to spend less money can help make your funds last longer.
This recommendation relies entirely on the responses you’ve provided regarding your risk tolerance. Stash does not verify the completeness or accuracy of such information. Investing Involves risk, including possible loss of principal. There can be no assurance that the results of this retirement calculator will be successful. This information should not be relied upon as research, investment advice or Tax advice. This information is strictly for illustrative and educational purposes and is subject to change.
The Stash retirement calculator can help estimate how much you should save for your retirement in order to maintain your ideal standard of living during your retired years.
The Stash retirement calculator can help estimate how much you should save for your retirement in order to maintain your ideal standard of living during your retired years. Here’s how we calculate that number.
Your current age and the age you want to retire helps us determine how much time you have left to save. The longer you have, the more opportunity there is for your money to accumulate and grow over time.
We also need to know your current income, how much you’ve already saved for retirement in total, and how much you’re currently saving for retirement each month. This helps us determine the percentage of your income you’re saving every month, which we then use to calculate how much money you could accumulate by the time you retire. We assume your salary will grow by 2% per year, increasing your monthly retirement savings accordingly—though you can change that number based on your own projections!
We also assume that your portfolio of investments (stocks, bonds, and/or ETFs) will grow at a rate of 6% per year. You can adjust this projection as well.
Once you retire, you’ll have a nest egg that has grown based on the inputs and assumptions mentioned above. During your retirement, you’ll withdraw from this portfolio each year in order to meet your ongoing living expenses. Next, we’ll want to help you create a plan so you don’t outlive the money you’ve saved.
The typical rule of thumb is that you’ll need 70% of your pre-retirement income1 in order to live comfortably. We then make other assumptions that determine how quickly you’ll withdraw from your portfolio, like the rate of inflation (i.e., 3% per year), the growth rate of your portfolio in retirement (assumed to be a more modest 5%), and your life expectancy (assumed to be 90 years old). Remember that even though you’re withdrawing from your portfolio each year, you’re still continuing to invest what remains in your portfolio. The continued growth of your money can mean a lower possibility of running out of money in retirement.
Here’s the magic number to retire at 65.
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