Forever stamps are going up January 27
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On January 27, the price of a Forever stamp goes up 1 penny, from 45 cents to 46 cents. So, if you're planning on doing some mailing between now and… forever, it may make sense to pick up some at the lower price.
The USPS introduced the Forever stamp back in 2007 for 41 cents. It's had different looks over the past few years, and the most recent incarnation is a tribute to 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, introduced earlier this month.
The new rate hike means they've increased in price over 11 percent in six years, but we wouldn't recommend them as an investment. It's difficult to resell stamps, and you would have to be doing it at a very large scale to make any money.
In the years since the introduction of the Forever stamp, the post office has been struggling, mostly due the rising cost of fuel and the increase in digital correspondence and services like online bill pay.
If you've got some letters you know you're going to be writing, go ahead and pick up a pack of stamps before the January 27.
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