Main Street Stories

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

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Creating a legacy and empowering others

As Chairman of the Board for Livestrong, Candice Aaron has empowered millions of people to take ownership of their cancer diagnoses—including herself.

January 24, 2023 Chelsey Sleator

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

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

Delivering a human connection

Andrea Ruiz shares her transformative experience of volunteering with Meals on Wheels.

December 14, 2022

Leaders look forward together at the future of independent advisors

Some of the opportunities and challenges that will shape the Registered Investment Advisor industry over the next five years.

December 08, 2022

Supporting local communities

A sisterly bond forever honored

After suddenly losing her twin sister, Mary Anne was able to turn her sorrow into something special for the town's history.

November 30, 2022

Caring for seniors in Central Texas

Inspired by their mission to help seniors, learn how Chip has created a lasting volunteer relationship.

November 29, 2022

The drive to give

See how one couple made a difference for an at-risk LGBTQ teen foster home.

June 30, 2022

Shaping the future of FinTech

Leading with empathy to improve digital accessibility

Designing digital experiences with all users in mind.

December 01, 2022 Chelsey Sleator

Cyber safety starts at home

What if you found out the culprit of your stolen password was your robot vacuum? That would suck.

October 25, 2022

A blueprint for inspiration

Three guiding principles to becoming an innovation engine.

August 18, 2022

Explore the 1979 Schwab Firebird

Get a first look at the Charles Schwab Challenge prize and learn why it’s a homage to Schwab’s long-term commitment to technology and innovation.

May 12, 2022

Autism support network at Schwab jumps from analog to digital

See how what began as a simple heartfelt gesture resulted in innovation, mentorship, and career development at the professional level.

April 19, 2022

Strengthening financial futures

Changing lives with financial knowledge

Rick Kinnard was so inspired to help others he spent a week of vacation time volunteering to help formerly homeless men.

November 18, 2022 Stephen McLin

A reality check on earning (and spending) for kids

It may seem simplistic, but letting kids know what will be expected of them as adults is a powerful piece of financial literacy.

November 10, 2022

The power of resilience

Denisse Arambula has relied on the resilience that she developed as a Mexican immigrant to find what’s next for her in the United States.

October 03, 2022

Using a passion for teaching to help the community

See how one career changer was able to keep using her skills as an educator and desire to help others in a brand-new way.

September 01, 2022

Furthering financial literacy

Summer intern and first-gen college grad is helping more people overcome financial barriers.

August 25, 2022

Perspectives and opinions

Leaders look forward together at the future of independent advisors

Some of the opportunities and challenges that will shape the Registered Investment Advisor industry over the next five years.

December 08, 2022

People, purpose and power

Why nurturing culture is one of the most important functions a leader fulfills.

October 05, 2022

Is Crypto the NBA’s real MVP?

A look at the power sports marketing may have on investor trends and demographics.

June 30, 2022

Honoring our heroes

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 Chelsey Sleator

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

Why Veterans looking for their next career should consider finance

From serving the country to serving clients, see what three Schwab Financial Consultants had to say about their career transitions from the military.

November 04, 2021

Life at Schwab

Taste of home

Bringing comfort and cultural familiarity to the office through family recipes.

October 27, 2022

If you can dream it, you can achieve it

Despite being born without hands or feet, Tony Volpentest was able to achieve his dream of becoming an elite runner.

October 19, 2022

Prioritizing mental health

Mari Detres shares her personal experience of loss and how she's navigated a very difficult time in her life.

October 14, 2022