Make Sure You Have Enough to Retire
Are you preparing to enjoy your golden years with a secure retirement plan? Our retirement calculator can help you gauge the trajectory of your retirement plan.
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How Our Retirement Calculator Works
Our retirement calculator predicts how much you need to retire based on your current salary and investment dollars and divides it by your post-retirement years. Our calculator makes the following assumptions:
- 2% annual salary increase (pre-retirement)
- Cost-of-living is 70% of your annual pre-retirement salary
- 3% annual inflation (post-retirement)
- An average life expectancy of age 92
This calculator does not take into account any spousal benefits, social security, or other expected income. If you are planning a significant portion of your retirement on social security benefits, we have detailed the social security formula to help you find out how much social security you will receive.
Retirement Calculator Definitions
Your current age.
This is the age you plan to retire. Depending on your birth year, your full retirement age will be from 65 to 67. If you are looking to retire in conjunction with social security benefits, the Social Security Administration explains that age 62 is the earliest you can collect social security retirement benefits.
Your annual wages before taxes.
The total amount that you currently have saved toward your retirement. This should include any IRAs, or annuities.
This is the percentage of your annual salary that you contribute towards retirement. You should include any accumulative contributions to retirement accounts such as 401(k) or 403(b) and include employer matching.
This is the annual, after-tax investment return you expect from your retirement savings.
You Will Need
Our easy retirement calculator uses the 70 percent rule of retirement which assumes that you will need about 70 percent of your average income during your working years for as long as you live post-retirement. This is factored with a life expectancy of age 92 based on recent projections and a 3% annual inflation based on the past 40 years of the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI).
You Will Have
This considers the figures you offered for salary, contributions, and growth from your current age until retirement age.