Ticker symbol MINT
Collect you dividend
Sell covered calls above your cost basis
Sell cash secured puts below your cost basis
Normally you would have to buy t-bills through broker / dealers or thru treasury direct. So most people settle for bond funds. But bond funds never reach maturity and hold more than one bond.
T-bills are considered nearly free of default risk because they are fully backed by the U.S. government. And it currently yields 3.38%.
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd - ticker symbol AEM. Paying a 1.2% dividend yield. Unlike other gold miners which could be nationalized (stolen), this company has mines in safe countries.
But my fav is GLDI which pays you monthly and is near a 52 week low. I own 300 shares as of today.