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Postage increase 2014: Rate increase for stamp prices comes on Jan. 26

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Postage increase 2014 time is here. An increase in stamp prices will greet people as 2014 gets started. According to a report from Monday evening (Dec. 30), the price for a first-class stamp will go up three cents to 49 cents on Jan. 26. The reason for this is to help the budget deficit that the USPS has been dealing with in recent years.

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The U.S. Postal Service has had quite a few rate changes approved in recent years to help deal with the billions of dollars that the organization has lost. This is only a small drop in the bucket, but it should at least help the bottom line get closer to being in the black.

This is another instance where purchasing the Forever stamps will come back to benefit those people that invested in them. The 2014 postage increase won't affect the stamp prices of past purchases, meaning a Forever stamp purchased four years ago simply becomes the same value as the current cost to mail something first-class. If the latest adjustment doesn't make the USPS enough money, another adjustment could be made in the near future.

The 49-cent price goes into play on Jan. 26, giving people a chance to purchase the less expensive version before then.

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