Jonathan Swanburg

Personal Finance, Retirement, Investing
“Jonathan Swanburg is a Certified Financial Planner providing relevant financial content and commentary for young professionals, entrepreneurs, and stewards of family assets interested in efficiently building and managing wealth.”

Guided Wealth Management

Job Title:

Investment Advisor Representative


Since 2009, Jonathan Swanburg has been an Investment Advisor Representative at Tri-Star Advisors. Today he runs the firm's Guided Wealth Management service, offering financial planning and investment advice to working age professionals.  He has an extensive fixed income background having started his career analyzing mortgage backed securities, municipal bonds, and structured notes. Jonathan's financial commentary has been featured in publications including Time Magazine, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Financial Planning Magazine.

Jonathan attended college at Pepperdine University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. During that time he was a macroeconomic teaching assistant, the President of Phi Alpha Delta, and a caddy at Riviera Country Club. From there, he went on to receive his Juris Doctorate and Master of Business Administration from Baylor University where he concentrated in Business Transactions and was recognized as the outstanding MBA graduate, top presenter at the Big XII case competition, and two-time winner of the Baylor MBA ethics case competition. Jonathan earned the Certified Financial Planner© designation in 2013 and is an active member of the State Bar of Texas.

Outside of work, Jonathan volunteers with the Houston Young Lawyers Association and enjoys playing golf, tennis, fishing, writing and spending time with his wife and two sons.


BA, Economics, Pepperdine University
JD / MBA, Baylor University

Assets Under Management:

$135 million

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Jonathan Swanburg is a Registered Representative offering securities through Calton & Associates, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC and an Investment Advisor Representative offering advisory services through Tri-Star Advisors, an SEC registered investment adviser. Calton & Associates, Inc and Tri-Star Advisors are separate entities.

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What will happen to my simple IRA?
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With a SIMPLE IRA, your employer has until the filing of the business’s income tax return, including extensions, to make its matching contribution. So this doesn't seem malicious. The employer likely extended the tax return and is making the contributions prior to filing. When you leave the company, you will still be entitled to the money from 2015 and you will be able to roll it into a new plan if you so choose.

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July 2016
What could happen to my common equity shares?
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July 2016
Why are the stocks in my portfolio considered delisted?
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June 2016
    Bonds / Fixed Income
Why are bonds performing so poorly over the last two weeks?
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November 2016
    Annuities, Exit Strategy
Is a refund for a QLAC payable to a beneficiary in the case of a passing?
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November 2016