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.

Featured Stories

  • Culture

    Standing together: Celebrating our Schwabbies

    Over the past year, more than 95% of Schwab and TDA employees have had the ability to work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's a look at the efforts across the firm and the custodial teams who keep our campuses clean. 

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  • Industry, Viewpoints

    How financial literacy can help solve our biggest social issues

    Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz highlights the importance of financial literacy today and why she sees her recent appointment as board chair for Boys & Girls Clubs of America as an important blueprint to propel change in other areas.

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  • Industry, Viewpoints

    Why financial literacy will unite Americans

    Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz believes financial literacy is one issue we can all rally around because it can increase our resilience, expand opportunities and promote economic freedom for Americans from all walks of life.

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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.

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Chuck speaking:

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]

                        2020 Charles Schwab and Co., Inc. All rights reserved Member SIPC (0420-0A7G)

 

 

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Additional Stories

  • Community, Industry

    Schwab reopens branches with a focus on health and safety

    As Schwab begins to reopen its branch locations, here's a look at the work going on behind the scenes to ensure the process is done thoughtfully and safely.

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  • Industry, Viewpoints

    Diversity on my mind

    Bernie Clark, head of Schwab Advisor Services, shares his perspective on the Advisor Services scholarship program as the application process opens up to candidates. 

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  • Innovation, Viewpoints

    Earning trust as the world rapidly goes digital

    Schwab's Chief Digital Officer Neesha Hathi discusses the importance of earning and keeping client trust as the world of financial services goes increasingly digital.

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Our Culture

Meet Texas Schwabbie Felicia 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’s Schwab story

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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?

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Additional Stories

  • Culture

    Lauren, my Schwab story

    Here at Schwab, we think all moms are pretty super. So super in fact, we’d like to introduce you to one. Meet Lauren, super mom.

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  • Culture

    Rumi, my Schwab story

    Rumi, who leads Compliance Solutions in Workplace Financial Services, says it is Schwab’s unique culture and strong leadership that reinforces his belief in the company.

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  • Innovation

    Technology and the modern retirement

    The idea that people aged 60+ might be averse to technology is a myth. This is inspiring providers like Schwab to continue innovating the investing experience for everyone, including seniors. 

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  • Culture

    Meet Schwab El Paso’s Lily

    Schwabbie Lily shares how Schwab helps her strike the right balance between career professional and pandemic parent. 

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  • Industry

    Ariel Investments and Charles Schwab present the BLACK INVESTOR SURVEY PANEL

    A panel of financial services experts discuss the results of Schwab's 2020 Ariel Investments black investor survey.

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  • Culture, Community

    Charles Schwab Abilities Network teams up to help local students

    When the COVID-19 pandemic halted in-person activities on the Westlake, Texas campus, Schwabbies Laura F. and Patrick G., local community outreach co-chairs of the Charles Schwab Abilities Network (CSAN), saw an opportunity.

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  • Culture

    Schwab Employee Resource Groups launch multi-tiered mentorship programs

    Schwab’s new multi-tiered mentorship program helps employees increase their network and keep connected in a virtual world.

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  • Culture

    A week of wild weather: Two employees recount their experiences

    Employees Sean C. and Kristy A. share their first-person accounts of getting through the recent deep freeze that gripped Texas.  

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  • Industry

    Inside the making of Schwab Plan

    Three key individuals involved in the development of Schwab PlanTM share their insights around how Schwab Plan was developed and launched on an accelerated pace from within Schwab's Innovation Lab.

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