Main Street Stories

Real stories about our people, purpose, industry and the communities we support

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Collecting memories, not stuff

February 27, 2024 Matthew Wright

Serving Communities: 'Nothing but a cycle of goodness'

See what Sam Staab, winner of Schwab's annual Outstanding Community Service Award, says gets her excited about being an ambassador for service.

February 22, 2024

The greatest story ever “cold”

How one community was there for each other during record-breaking heat.

February 01, 2024

Superfakes and stealth wealth rewrite the rules of fashion

From flaunting designer knockoffs to going incognito with low-key luxury, the ties between fashion and status have become decidedly more relaxed.

January 25, 2024

Top podcast episodes of 2023

Take a listen to some of our best episodes of the year.

January 22, 2024

Life at Schwab

The importance of mentorship, allyship and sponsorship

Shanelle Davis talks about her career as a woman in finance, and how empathetic allies and supportive mentors have been integral to her success.

September 14, 2023

When HR goes VR

What we learned from using Roblox to build relationships and connect with new talent.

September 08, 2023

A passion for human-first design

Divya Krishnan, Schwab’s director of offer management and strategy, is helping move fintech forward by putting customer experience in the spotlight.

August 30, 2023

Perspectives and opinions

Collecting memories, not stuff

February 27, 2024 Matthew Wright

Superfakes and stealth wealth rewrite the rules of fashion

From flaunting designer knockoffs to going incognito with low-key luxury, the ties between fashion and status have become decidedly more relaxed.

January 25, 2024

Stories readers loved in 2023

See our most read Main Street Stories articles from the year.

January 23, 2024

Leaders to independent advisors: “There’s a bull market for advice”

How growth, choice, and technology like AI will shape the path for the near future of the Registered Investment Advisor industry.

November 28, 2023

Shaping the future of FinTech

Top podcast episodes of 2023

Take a listen to some of our best episodes of the year.

January 22, 2024 Tarah Wolking

When HR goes VR

What we learned from using Roblox to build relationships and connect with new talent.

September 08, 2023

A passion for human-first design

Divya Krishnan, Schwab’s director of offer management and strategy, is helping move fintech forward by putting customer experience in the spotlight.

August 30, 2023

Power up your portfolio like an expert gamer

What we can learn about the investing mindset from video games.

August 29, 2023

Top podcast episodes of 2022

There's something for everyone in our list of episode faves—from market research to simplifying your life and improving decision making.

January 11, 2023

Strengthening financial futures

Digging out of student debt

With student loan forgiveness in flux, how can borrowers navigate repayment—without sacrificing a healthy financial future?

August 29, 2023 Matthew Wright

Fin-lit built by teens for teens

Building a financial literacy program teens liked required listening to what they want.

May 17, 2023

Giving women confidence in the world of investing

By establishing an investing club for women, Donna is helping others grow their skills.

March 21, 2023

Learning the value of money as a Cuban immigrant

Growing up in Communist Cuba, Monica had to start from zero when it came to learning finance in the United States.

March 08, 2023

Financial ed through cookie sales? Tell me Samoa.

Casey Cortese, Schwab's philanthropic giving program leader and former Girl Scout, discusses the evolution of fin-lit in today's Girl Scout program.

February 14, 2023

Supporting local communities

Providing comfort and connection through a home-cooked meal

Chris Snowardt explains how a sudden diagnosis caused him to rededicate his life to helping others battling cancer.

June 06, 2023

Expanding a heart for service

Denise Hopkins explains how joining two non-profit boards has opened her eyes to the issues impacting her community.

May 02, 2023

Food and family in Brooklyn

See how one proud stay-at-home mom and immigrant achieved her dream of owning a family restaurant.

March 28, 2023

Honoring our heroes

The Motivation Man

Even on his toughest days, Veteran and family man Chris Wilkins finds a way to keep going and sharing inspiration with others.

January 04, 2023 Chelsey Sleator

Prioritizing military service at Schwab

Learn why Andrea Hasaka values having a member of the military on her team, and how she supports him.

August 23, 2022

Supporting veterans and the military at the Charles Schwab Challenge

Schwab will honor our heroes during the Charles Schwab Challenge PGA Tour Golf Tournament this Memorial Day weekend.

May 25, 2022

Family legacy of military service translates to service for clients

Coming from a family built on generations of military service, it is no surprise this Schwabbie has service in her DNA.

February 11, 2022

To Chris Simcho, service is an essential value

Before joining finance, Chris served in the Marines and says he aims to instill the values he learned during that time in the teams he leads today.

November 08, 2021

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