People love to give financial tips, but taking them can be risky. There are, however a different kind of TIPS that can have a place in many portfolios: Treasury Inflation Protected Securities. So let's take look at some tips about TIPS.

What are TIPS?

We've talked about both treasury bonds as well as Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs. For those who are interested in taking a position in treasuries, but want to do it with the liquidity of a stock, treasury ETFs can be a handy tool.

Why Treasury ETFs?

We've talked before about the different types of bonds. One of the most popular are federal government bonds, commonly called treasury bonds or treasuries. These can be a useful investment tool, but they are not without risks.

What's Good About Treasuries?

We've looked previously at why you might want to be a "bond girl." But if you're considering doing so, you might not know what to do next. One of the first things you need to decide are what kind of bonds might interest you.

In James Bond movies the so-called "Bond Girls" were the epitome of excitement, danger and intrigue. In the financial world, bonds are generally sought by those looking for the exact opposite. So let's take a look at whether or not you should become a bond girl; what role should bonds play in your portfolio?