Calculation assumes that the year you retire, you don't make contributions. If you retire at 67, the calculation assumes your last contribution is at 66.
Calculation assumes a 2.9% rate of inflation. This is a common measure of inflation in the U.S. is the Consumer Price Index (CPI). From 1925 through 2018 the CPI has a long-term average of 2.9% annually.
Social Security benefits are not considered for this calculation. Social Security is based on a sliding scale depending on your income, how long you work and at what age you retire.
Pensions are not considered for this calculation.
Rate of return
Interest compounds monthly. The interest rate specified in calculator is used to calculate your return on savings and investments during and after retirement.
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