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Skidmore Retirees

Planning Retirement

Planning for a satisfying life in retirement involves exploration of how to set up finances, obtain the best medical coverage possible, and prepare for new ways of organizing and enjoying the time now available.  The Retiree Initiative Planning Group (RIPG) and Human Resources (HR) organize occasional seminars and offer opportunities to listen to and speak with consultants who specialize in retiree issues.  There are also numerous external resources that can assist those considering retirement and those already retired with decision-making.

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The Retiree Initiative Planning Group sponsors occasional seminars to help retirees make sound fiscal decisions. However, there are also external resources available through the government and retirement planning groups that may also be of use to retirees. We urge you to research on your own to ask questions of the helpful staff in the Human Resources Office if you need additional assistance.

Skidmore resources

General resources

Estate Planning


Information about your benefits through Skidmore is available through the HR website, and includes:

  • Retirement Benefits FAQ
  • Retirement Summary Plan Description
  • Links to Vanguard and TIAA-CREF
  • Planing for retirement healthcare costs
  • Phased Employment Policy
  • Yearly healthcare benefits information


Living the Life



With acknowledgement to David Carboni, Ph.D., CFP, of DKC Retirement Associates LLC for his help in compiling these websites.

Professional Women and Retirement w Meika Loe and Kay Johnston

Professional Women and Retirement workshop

 Workshop on Professional Women and Retirement with Meika Loe and Kay Johnston of Colgate University, October 24, 2014 


1-1 Financial Course
1-1 Financial Course

 Workshop on Protecting Assets from Long-Term Care Expenses with consultant David Carboni, March 3, 2015.