The single goal of the Mafia is to make money. That is the driving force behind many of their decisions. “It's not personal, it's just business” is a mantra that pop culture tells us is the principle by which mobsters live. But as with the distorted notion of honor, sometimes it is personal — usually if it involves the stealing of money from another mobster! The Mafia makes it money in a number of ways. This chapter looks at some of the more common schemes, scams, and rackets.