W. G. "Bud" Schneeweis Bud Schneeweis joined FINRA Investor Education Foundation as the Associate Director of the Military Financial Readiness Project in January 2013. He enjoys traveling to meet members of the military community, especially those working to improve military financial capability and to discuss financial and benefits issues with them. Bud spent a career in the U. S. Coast Guard, retiring as Captain. He is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and holds two advanced degrees. He completed his CFP® studies at Georgetown University, and is a Certified Financial Planner? and an Accredited Financial Counselor?. Following military retirement, Bud served on the staff of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), directing its Benefits Information and Financial Education Department for over ten years. While at MOAA, he helped establish its Military Financial Education and Military Spouse Programs. He has also served as a director on the Boards of the Navy Mutual Aid Association, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, and the Commandant's National Retiree Council, and as Co-Chair of the Coast Guard National Capital Area Retiree Council.