i started dabbling in t-bills a couple weeks ago. i haven’t bought treasuries before (i might be wrong about that, i am remembering some kind of bank product i had as a teenager), but they have made it painless with treasury direct. i set up the account in january but left it alone until now. bond prices have moved steadily up since i ordered on the 7th. (you place an order and it gets filled at the next auction). i don’t anticipate buying many treasuries, it is more like an experiment, and i really don’t see myself trading in and out of bond positions.
i guess in a way i really do get a rush from consumerism, it’s just that i get way more of a rush out of buying things i believe are going to appreciate in value. with exceptions made for computers, consumer electronics, and boats of course.