Successful investors seem to have a lot in common when it comes to how they approach investing. We all have room for improvement but we must traverse the 'mind field' of investing. This book explores the first step in the process of investing money. The positive aspects such as attitude, fortitude, and determination can be 'blow up' by the negative aspects such as realizing losses, ignorance, and emotional thinking. Finally, the 'new era' of investing is upon us and we need to know how the stock market has changed and what the modern influences are really about. This is an honest accessment of the Federal Reserve, the new role of CEOs, the death of 'investing', and the corruption of modern data. It is how we think that will determine our survival and success!