Main Street Stories
In 1973, Chuck challenged Wall Street and brought investing to Main Street. Today, we continue to advocate for our clients, give back to our local communities, and lead our industry forward. Main Street Stories is where we showcase our people, our culture and our mission.
Community, Culture | Military Veterans MonthRising to the challenge to support Military and Veterans nonprofits
As part of Charles Schwab’s first-ever “Military Pro Bono Challenge”, a few new Schwabbies joined with members of Schwab's Military Veterans Network (MVN) to put their professional skills to work for military- and veteran-focused nonprofits.
InnovationSchwab demonstrates commitment to green growth with Texas solar field
In its ongoing commitment to minimize the company's environmental footprint, Schwab is helping sustainability efforts in Texas with its new DFW-area solar farm.
Culture | Military Veterans MonthMeet Tammy O., Schwabbie and military spouse
Tammy’s Schwab story is a virtual circle – one that starts at Schwab and has brought her back to the firm.
In the Industry
Chuck built his career, and our company, around a principle of abiding optimism and that persistence toward a better outcome always wins the day.
In the latest TV spot from Charles Schwab & Co., Chuck Schwab, our founder shares his perspective on the current crisis, by recalling previous crises endured and overcome by his generation.
Chuck Schwab shares his perspective on the current crisis.
I was born in ’37 so it was a very struggling period of time.
On screen: Charles Schwab
Founder, Charles Schwab and Co
That’s the nature of Wall Street. Up and down. Depression to exuberance. Depression to exuberance.
And you could name many, many cycles like that over the years.
My generation, having come through so many wars and so many things…
Polio was really a big problem. A disease that didn’t have a solution.
But we persisted and finally came up with the Salk vaccine.
Persistence. It’s the heartbeat of this country.
Stick with it.
On screen: We remain invested in optimism.
We remain invested in investors.
We remain invested in you.
On screen: [Charles Schwab logo/Own your tomorrow lockup]
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Culture | Military Veterans MonthHonoring our Veterans: Meet Bryn N.
Schwab continues to celebrate our veteran employees. Meet Schwabbie Bryn N., a U.S. Naval Academy graduate.
IndustryWhy health savings accounts should be part of your financial routine
Based on 401K study data, Schwab executive Nathan Voris talks about how HSAs benefit overall retirement savings plans.
CommunityBridging the Digital Divide – one laptop at a time
Schwab is helping bridge the digital divide by donating refurbished laptops for families in need.
Meet Texas Schwabbie Felicia L. who has dedicated her career to serving clients and her colleagues.
For more than 28 years, Felicia has been supporting clients and colleagues alike in the North Dallas Branch. See what sweet surprise Felicia bring to work in honor of her colleagues every year.
Felicia L. my Schwab Story
I’ve been at Schwab for 28 years and it’s been great.
What’s kept me here at Schwab all these years is, of course, the relationship that I’ve built with all my coworkers, and, mostly, the relationship I built with our clients.
Being part of the backbone of the branch, I’m there to support the branch, itself, as well as our clients, being the doctor fix-it for all the machinery, since I was probably there when it was first installed.
But knowing what to do and how to handle, mainly, like the branch lobby, how to make it work smoothly, and make the whole office work smoothly.
Well, what I like to do for all my coworkers is bake cakes for them. Whenever someone new starts, I usually try and find out what their favorite cake is, and, as well as their birthday.
I love working at Schwab because I have a great group of people I work with, great clients that we work with.
Every day is a different day, and there’s always challenges and there’s always changes.
It’s always fun to see what’s going to come up next.
Me, as an individual, working with Schwab has educated me as an investor, being in this industry, learning about the importance of saving up for retirement.
When I started working at Schwab, everything started to fall into place. I understood what retirement accounts were, and the importance of investing, and what mutual funds were, and getting to experience it myself, and that made a big difference.
That’s my Schwab story. What’s yours?
Culture | Military Veterans MonthMeet Tony M., new Schwabbie and veteran
November is National Veterans and Military Families Month. At Schwab, celebrating the service of our many veteran employees is paramount. In that spirit, meet new Schwabbie and veteran - Tony M.
IndustryCelebrating 15 years of IMPACT Awards® winners
In honor of the 15th anniversary of the IMPACT Awards program, past winners share their memories from the main stage at IMPACT and talk about how their firms have grown and evolved since that day.
Industry, Viewpoints2020 is an Especially Good Year to Give
Schwab Charitable president Kim Laughton provides insight on how donors have stepped up and increased their giving to support those most impacted by this challenging environment.
CultureSchwabbie goes the distance with ultramarathons
Have you ever driven 100 miles and thought, “This is taking forever!” Now imagine doing it on foot. On purpose. Repeatedly. Schwabbie Mark B. tests his endurance with ultramarathon races.
CultureLooking for inspiration? Meet Schwabbie Christian R.
Schwab executive Christian R. rises above his early life challenges and uses his experiences to succeed both in his personal and professional lives.
CultureCelebrating Schwab’s continuing commitment to women
As part of this year’s celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Charles Schwab celebrates the Women’s Interactive Network at Schwab (WINS) Employee Resource Group (ERG). Schwab leaders and WINS co-chairs Annie L. and Karen B. talk about the important role WINS plays at Schwab.
Industry, ViewpointsA Historic Moment and Opportunity
CEO Walt Bettinger shares a few thoughts on the close of the TD Ameritrade acquisition – why the combination helps us towards our goal of being a company that can best serve clients with the soul of a challenger.
Industry, InnovationCybersecurity: a cornerstone of client trust
As fraudsters and scammers seek to take advantage of individuals and financial institutions, Schwab reaffirms our commitment to work tirelessly with our clients to keep their data safe and secure.
InnovationAccelerating the client experience toward the future
Schwab executive Sara Tresch sits down with leaders of three Digital Accelerators and discuss how agile product management helps drive client outcomes, innovation and employee engagement.