Schwab Is Bullish on 0% Commissions

The discount brokerage founder also wants to boost financial literacy.

Charles Schwab’s latest book, Invested, is part memoir and part ode to the brokerage firm he founded that in many ways changed how Americans invest. He chronicled the firm’s beginnings for Schwab employees, he says, so they would never “lose their compass” for the company’s mission: To come up with new ways to make investing easier and cheaper. We recently interviewed Schwab at the Kiplinger offices in Washington, D.C.

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Nellie S. Huang
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Nellie joined Kiplinger in August 2011 after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong. There, she worked for the Wall Street Journal Asia, where as lifestyle editor, she launched and edited Scene Asia, an online guide to food, wine, entertainment and the arts in Asia. Prior to that, she was an editor at Weekend Journal, the Friday lifestyle section of the Wall Street Journal Asia. Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: She has also worked at SmartMoney (rising from fact-checker to senior writer), and she was a senior editor at Money.