How To Retire on $300K.

Shawn Plummer

CEO, The Annuity Expert

In order to retire comfortably on $300K, you’ll need to plan and save in advance. Here are a few tips from the pros on how to make that happen!

How Long Will $300,000 Last In Retirement?

The 4% rule is a guideline often used by financial advisors to help clients plan for retirement. The 4% rule suggests that retirees can safely withdraw the amount equal to 4 percent of their savings during the year they retire and then adjust for inflation each subsequent year for 30 years.

However, this rule has been debunked in recent years, and the appropriate withdrawal rate is now roughly 2.8%.

How To Retire On $300K.

The average monthly Social Security Income check in 2021 is $1,543 per person. In the tables below, we’ll use an annuity with a lifetime income rider coupled with SSI to give you a better idea of the income you could receive from $300,000 in savings. The data will be based on:

How to Retire on $300,000 Immediately

The table below illustrates how much monthly income can be generated immediately with a combination of annuity payments and Social Security Income (SSI).

ADDITIONAL READING: How Much Does a $300,000 Annuity Pay?

Total = Monthly Income for Life

How to Retire on $300,000 in 5 Years

The table below illustrates how much monthly income can be generated in 5 years with a combination of annuity payments and Social Security Income (SSI).

Total = Monthly Income for Life

Living Off The Interest On $300,000

Some retirees like to withdraw interest from a fixed interest savings account like a fixed annuity or CD. For example, the interest on three hundred thousand dollars is $10,753.86 annually with a fixed annuity, guaranteeing 3.25% annually.

Find all the current fixed annuity rates here.

Can I Retire At 55 With $300K?

You can retire at 55 with $300,000 earning $16,440 annually for the rest of your life. Starting at age 62, you can start your Social Security Benefits. Is $300k enough to retire at 55? That depends on your lifestyle. You can retire if $1,370 a month is enough to pay the bills. If you need more income, the answer is no. You can not retire on $300,000 at age 55. You should wait.

Why Buy An Annuity?

Currently, annuities are the only retirement plan in the United States that provides a guaranteed income for a lifetime, even if the plan runs out of money. The annuity is basically a money management tool in retirement, taking all the guesswork in budgeting your day-to-day expenses. By utilizing this financial plan, a retiree will never have to worry about running out of money.

Annuity Basics

Understanding Lifetime Income Riders

Estimate Your Retirement Income Payments

Take advantage of 17 different annuity calculators to generate estimates, then request a quote.

Things To Consider When Retiring

Next Steps

If you have $300,000 saved for retirement, annuities are the best way to guarantee that you will have a steady income for life. Request a quote today to see how much money you can receive each month from an annuity. With annuities, you can rest assured knowing that your retirement savings will last as long as you do.

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Shawn Plummer

CEO, The Annuity Expert

I’m a licensed financial professional focusing on annuities and insurance for more than a decade. My former role was training financial advisors, including for a Fortune Global 500 insurance company. I’ve been featured in Time Magazine, Yahoo! Finance, MSN, SmartAsset, Entrepreneur, Bloomberg, The Simple Dollar, U.S. News and World Report, and Women’s Health Magazine.

The Annuity Expert is an online insurance agency servicing consumers across the United States. My goal is to help you take the guesswork out of retirement planning or find the best insurance coverage at the cheapest rates for you. 

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