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.”

Tri-Star Advisors

Job Title:

Investment Advisor Representative


Since 2009, Jonathan Swanburg has been an Investment Advisor Representative at Tri-Star Advisors. 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 children.


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

Assets Under Management:

$235 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 could happen to my common equity shares?
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Really good question. This is an area where MLP investing gets strange. Even though you own the MLP in your Roth IRA and you never took a distribution, you can still be subject to tax if the MLP generates UBTI (Unrelated Business Taxable Income) of more than $1,000 and CODI (Cancelation of Debt Income) is considered 100% UBTI. (See page 7 of this LINN Energy exchange offer).

Also, since the MLP is in your Roth, there is no way to take advantage of the capital loss.

It is definitely worth talking with your tax / financial advisor to determine whether you sell your shares before a bankruptcy, hold, or participate in any proposed share swaps.

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Can an EE bond be cashed before it has reached it's maturity date?
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July 2016
What will happen to my simple IRA?
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How will the Dodd-Frank law impact money market accounts?
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If I have a wage garnishment for student loans and cash in my 401k, will all or part of that money be seized?
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