Ex-resident shares financial advice in TV show

Financial adviser and author Rodney Jones is passionate about getting his message out to people on how to handle their money.

Now, besides books and radio, he has a new avenue — an online television show.

Jones of Westfield, Ind., and formerly of Tilton, recently taped 13 episodes of “The RL Jones Show: Financial News for Today” in the Ambitious Media Studios in Winter Park, Fla.

“It was a grueling day,” he said in a telephone interview, but added, “It’s exciting.”

The show, hosted by Jones, will be distributed on The Success Network, available on Apple TV, Roku and Amazon, as well as Facebook, YouTube and his website. The first season will be released this fall.

The first episode about Medicare is 13 minutes long. The others are 4-5 minutes each, and will educate people on different concepts, such as planning for retirement.

“That’s enough time to get a carrot out there for people to know if they’re interested in a subject,” he said.

The goal of each topic is to help people secure a better financial future, Jones said. People are bombarded with financial news from everywhere, and he wants to be someone whom viewers can trust.

His parents, John and Pauline Jones of Tilton, can’t believe their son is going to be on television, Jones said. “They think it’s great,” he said, even though it’s not prime time.

He also has a sister, Debbie Ruper, of Danville.

One client who’s eager to see the TV series is Shirley Bleveans of Danville. “I think he deserves it and he’ll do a wonderful job,” she said, “and people will learn a lot from it.”

Bleveans, 80, has been a client 10 years, and raves about Jones, saying, “He’s marvelous, helpful, smart and knows what he’s doing.”

Jones is owner of RL Jones Financial Group and RL Jones Insurance Group. He has 27 years of experience helping clients achieve financial goals.

He was a contributor to the 2015 book,  UNcommon: Common Sense but Uncommon Knowledge from Today’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals to Help You Lead an Extraordinary Life of Health, Wealth and Success, which features advice from more than 30 experts. He also contributed to Beat the Curve, a compilation of authors who have outperformed the status quo.

In addition, Jones is a co-producer for a documentary about the life and legend of Jack Canfield, “The Soul of Success: The Jack Canfield Story.” The documentary is due out in the fall.

Jones was signed for the TV production deal because of his ability to help his clients protect their assets and reach their financial goals, according to a news release. His clientele ranges from executives and small business owners to laborers and their families.

Jones also describes himself as a strong Christian and that explains how he’s able to juggle so many projects. “I can balance everything because I put God first,” he said. “That has a lot to do with my success. I’m grateful.”

Although he’s 57, Jones said he feels like 40, and described himself as a go-getter.

A 1978 graduate of Danville High School, Jones graduated from Danville Area Community College where he played baseball, and attended Southern Illinois University and Butler University, where he studied pharmacy.

However, Jones realized he enjoyed the financial services field, and in 1990, he earned designation with Life Underwriter’s Training Council and began educating clients and professionals on insurance and finances. He said he’s trained thousands of agents over the years, especially on the subject of Medicare.

In 2014, he was interviewed by motivational speaker Brian Tracy on his television show, which aired on several affiliates across the country. He also has been selected as one of America’s Premier Experts, which recognizes leaders across various industries, and has been selected to participate on several advisory boards of Fortune 500 companies.

Jones and his wife, Amy, have four children.

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Learn more at Rodney Jones’ website www.rljonesfinancial.com and his Facebook page.

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