"But if your retirement remains several decades distant, you'll need to remember that inflation will eat away at your purchasing power. At 3% inflation each year, in 30 years that $40,000 you withdraw will buy as much as a mere $16,000 does now. Ouch.
So how much would you need to retire at age 65 with the equivalent of today's $1 million? Check out this handy chart:
You'll Need This at Retirement
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
One Million Not Enough Anymore?
I just read an interesting article over at The Motley Fool. The premise is that $1,000,000 is enough for retirement if your are doing it today, but what will it bring 10, 20 30 years from now.
According to this chart, we will need over $2 million saved up by the time we hit retirement. Currently we are on track to have $550,000 in retirement funds when we hit 50 years old, leaving us with 15 year to reach the the new goal. Yikes!