I just got my qtr end statement from my MIC. They actually increased their dividend to 7.55%. So that was a pleasant surprise.Not a lot of places to put your money these days. I have some money in MICs (private mortgage investment corps), paying a steady 7+% dividend, for decades actually, even through the 2008/9 housing bust. I get my next report from them today or tomorrow. Will see what they are saying now.