JOPLIN, MO--- Next time you go to mail a letter at the post office, it will cost more. Prices rose to $0.49 today. Just yesterday, stamps for first-class mail were $0.46 each. The three-cent hike is the largest increase in consumer postage prices in more than a decade for the financially-strapped US Postal Service. If you want to avoid paying more for your stamps in the future, you could start buying forever stamps. They are always valid, no matter what you paid for them... even if prices go up later.
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