In what has become something of an annual ritual, stamp prices will be increasing once again on May 11th. First class letters will be increasing from $0.42 to $0.44 and prices for other services will likewise be adjust upwards. The good news is that the availability of forever stamps means that you won’t have to scramble to find $0.02 stamps after the increase.
In addition to this price increase, the US Postal Service has recently considered dropping Saturday delivery. What do you think about this? Honestly, I really wouldn’t miss an extra day of service. In fact, it might make my weekends just a bit more relaxing.
Oh, and in case you’re curious, I put together a historical graph of stamp prices around this time last year. It’s not inflation adjusted, but it still gives you a sense for how much things have changed over the years.