Understanding a bit more about how to spot investment risk will help investors better measure whether their decision to make, keep, or end an investment is couched in an appropriate dose of skepticism and analysis. It's far too easy to be led to slaughter by merely hearing a tip from someone who seems trustworthy without taking some time and making some effort to prove out the decision with some corroborating evidence. Without some analysis the investment world can become no more than a gambling parlor with predictable results. Hopefully, this book will help your family hold onto its resources, and if investing such family funds is successful you will know why it worked rather than just hoping the jockey was lucky to bring in the winning horse. Remember: If "if's" were horses, we would all be jockeys!