I'm starting college in the fall, and I have a good amount of money sitting in my savings account (earning very little interest), to pay for part of my tuition. I have been doing a little research into U.S. treasury securities (bills and notes), and I think that it might be a good way to make little return on my money with little risk. What I have read says that t-bills are one of the lowest risk investments you can make...would this be a good idea? I don't need the money between tuition payments, so I figure I could buy some 3 or 6 month bills and they'd mature soon before my next tuition payment, and give me a little cash on the side. Has anyone done anything in securities before? Would I be safe doing this? In today's political climate?