how to join


A)  Set up your tax-deferred account with TSP, Vanguard or the financial institution of your choice.


B)  Join us at the Level of Service that meets your needs.

           - E-mail alerts only (cost of a weekly coffee of medium soda)

           - Full website access 24/7 (cost of a weekly Starbucks Cappuccino)


C)  Align your funds to our models Current Allocations based on your desired exposure level to equities.


D)  Re-allocate on the Allocation Change Date sent to you via e-mail alerts.


E)  Follow the instructions below to become a member today. 




 1)  On the Join Us page select your level of membership and hit next to start the short application process.   The e-mail you provide during sign up will be your username and also where you receive alerts.  You will be able to change it later under your profile if needed.

Note: You will need a credit or debit card (or a paypal account) to sign up. You will be taken off our website to Paypal's Express Checkout and returned to our website as a logged in member.  


2)  After Reviewing your order, select "Pay online" and you will be taken to PayPal's Express Checkout site.

Note: For your security and privacy, we do not have access to your credit card or paypal account information.



3)  You should see this or a similar Paypal page (note: our corporate name is Ravenstone Research Inc).  Select Debit or Credit tab and fill in your details.   You can also use your PayPal account.  Do not select Bill Me Later.




5) Review then select "Pay".


6)  You will be returned to our website as a logged in member and will see a new "Members" tab with access as follows:

E-mail Alert Members:  "Updates" (same as the e-mail alerts) and "Current Allocations" 

Smart Investor Members: Full access to all our pages

Check your e-mail for your initial password.  In the upper right of the page, you can select "Change Password" if desired.

Your e-mail alerts will be sent to your username e-mail unless you unsubscribe or change your username e-mail.  (Note:  We do not share membership information or profiles although you will see those unused functions provided by our host service under your profile page)   

Note:  Check your SPAM folder in case our e-mails are there.  If so, designate them as "not" SPAM for future e-mails.

E-mail us if you have any questions at

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