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How to Sign up for a 403b at Ohio University with rebel Financial as your advisor:

Step 1:

Decide How To Hire Us:

We have 3 convenient models to choose from:


Computer-tablet-phone-with-white-background-and-screensBecome An eRebel Client – $50/mo*

eRebel was designed to merge the best of online efficiency with real world experienced financial advisors. This gives you the ability to hire a great financial advisor at a great price so that you can make better decisions and more efficiently move yourself closer to financial freedom.


Become A Silver rebel Client – $75/mo+

Our Silver rebel clients are on-going clients of our firm that receive the highest level of investment management and financial advice without formal financial planning/modeling. To be succinct, this is what most financial advisors provide to their clients


gold-bars-stacked-in-pyramid-trans-150x126Become A Gold rebel Client – $125/mo+

Our Gold rebel service model is our highest level of service and probably the best value option because it includes so many services. It includes everything that is offered in all of our lower service levels plus full financial planning/modeling and tax/estate document preparation for qualifying households.

*Plus, our fee schedule on assets under management (AUM). The monthly fee is waived once you have more than $250,000 AUM.

Step 2:

Fill out your University’s Salary Reduction Agreement Form and turn it into HR.

Step 3:

Choose your provider and enroll online (when you reach the investment selection, just select the suggested target date fund as your investment choice until our next meeting):


As the largest employer sponsored retirement plan providers to Universities in the United States, TIAA CREF offers a platform with the lowest cost options available to University employees.  TIAA CREF’s platform is also an annuity option that has the ability to be converted into lifetime income payments at retirement.  Visit their website:


Step 4:

If you have contacted us previously. Email us to let us know that you have submitted your SRA form to HR, selected your provider, enrolled in your account online, and that you would like us to be your Investment Advisor.

If you have elected to use us but need to contact us for the first time then please fill out our Schedule an Appointment form.

Step 5:

We will send you an eSignature request to sign our client agreement, a trading authorization form, a fee deduction authorization form, which you will need to sign and submit.

Step 6 (Only if you had a previous 403b):

Rollover your old 403b account: Click here for instructions.

Step 7 (Optional):

Open additional University Accounts for rF to manage for you:

  1. Ohio Alternative Retirement Plan – ARP
  2. 457 Ohio Deferred Compensation.

Step 8:

You will receive credentials to setup your rebel Financial Personal Website Life in a box ArrowWatch a demo here. You will need to select permanent login credentials and use the organizer tab to complete all information that you can before your next appointment

Step 9:

We will call or email you to schedule an appointment to review your new account, select an investment strategy, and pursue further financial planning (if necessary).