Main Street Stories

In 1975, 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

  • Industry

    We Started Small. But Our Idea Was Big.

    How Schwab Advisor Services went all in to help advisors grow, and build an industry.

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  • Innovation, Industry

    So you think I should invest? Teach me how!


    Schwab’s “How to Invest” feature helps investors learn how to take charge of their financial futures.

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  • Innovation, Industry, Viewpoints

    Make something complicated easier

    Individuals looking at a map.

    We reached another milestone in Schwab’s digital evolution earlier this month with the launch of Schwab Intelligent Income™ which simplifies the process of managing income needs from an investment portfolio by helping clients invest, plan and automate withdrawals, navigate taxes, and stay on track.

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In The Community

Pro Bono Challenge benefits not only the local organizations that are involved, but Schwab employees and their communities

The Pro Bono Challenge is one of the largest annual skills-based days of service connecting employees with nonprofits to help them address strategic questions related to expansion, branding, operations, IT and more.

Gail Romano, an employee, volunteering at the PBC event.

Additional Stories

  • Innovation

    Building Solutions to Meet More Needs

    Schwab executive Jonathan Craig talks about how clients need to start to live off their hard-earned money BUT they also need flexibility to change, start or stop their paycheck as their life situations change. With the launch of Schwab Intelligent Income, Schwab is bringing that simple idea to life with a sensible and practical solution for our clients.

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  • Culture

    Creating a life of purpose and commitment

    Kimberly Clark has always pushed herself to try new things while creating a life of purpose and commitment. At the root of it all has been one guiding force: Curiosity.

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  • Viewpoints, Industry


    Jonathan Craig, Chuck Schwab and Greg Gable in a discussion while walking.

    Chuck’s memoir Invested has arrived. People often ask me what Chuck is like. Demanding. Competitive. Authentic. Patriotic. Humble. Deeply involved. And completely committed to helping individual investors. Let me explain.

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In The Community

Mobile Loaves and Fishes gives Austin's formerly chronically homeless a place to call home

To date, they have served over five-and-a-half million meals to Austin’s homeless and working poor people.

Alan Graham of Mobile Loaves and Fishes with a friend.

Additional Stories

  • Culture, Innovation

    Meet Cynthia Loh: a runner who’s found her stride

    Cynthia writing on the wall.

    Cynthia Loh has spent the bulk of her career in the financial sector working in investment banking, asset management, and a fintech start-up, and she even spent a stretch working in Shanghai and Hong Kong. But it’s Schwab where Cynthia says she’s found a home.  

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  • Community

    Colleagues rally to support communities

    A Schwab volunteer helping a PBC client.

    What do you get when you bring together 73 nonprofit organizations and more than 450 Charles Schwab employees across nine cities nationwide, all collaborating to make a difference in their communities? Philanthropic magic!

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  • Culture

    Veterans find next mission in serving clients

    Meet Our Veterans

    As a recognized veteran-friendly employer, Charles Schwab is fortunate to have employees who have spent time in the armed forces working for the firm.

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  • Community

    Bringing smiles to courageous kids

    A father comforting his child.

    In honor of her daughter Gabby, who passed away in 2004, Tammy Krause created The Gabby Krause Foundation, whose mission is to provide 'Bags of Fun' to all children fighting a serious illness. In 2019, more than 500 children in the Denver area received their own 'Bag of Fun' from the foundation.

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  • Industry

    Happiness? It’s not what you think it is

    Audience at Schwab's IMPACT conference.

    At Schwab’s annual IMPACT conference, Dr. Harmon told a rapt audience of advisors about learning to love where you are. It’s about learning to overestimate the good that happens in our lives, and underestimate the bad.

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  • Culture

    At the intersection of art and investing

    One example of Charlos' work.

    Charlos Gary always dreamed of becoming a cartoonist. Now he spends his days creating infographics, cartoons and motion graphics for Charles Schwab's research publications.

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  • Viewpoints, Culture, Industry

    Looking back with my father, Charles Schwab

    Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz and her father, Charles R. Schwab.

    I sat down with my dad, Chuck Schwab, to talk about his new memoir, INVESTED...Take a look.

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  • Viewpoints, Industry, Culture

    Forget the PowerPoint. What do our clients want?

    Walt Bettinger and Chuck Schwab in a discussion.

    I’m so pleased that Chuck is sharing his story for the first time in its entirety in a new memoir entitled, Invested - Changing Forever The Way Americans Invest. It’s a compelling story of an entrepreneur who believes down to his core that doing what’s right by your customers is the surest way to success in business.

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  • Industry, Innovation

    The digital accelerator

    Neesha Hathi, Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Schwab

    What’s better than digital transformation? A faster digital transformation—that delights customers, develops agile ways of working, and creates new value. Here’s the road map followed at Schwab.

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