Starting Sunday, January 8, prices at the post office are going up. Stamp prices are up 2 cents to 39 cents. Express, priority, and certified mail will also increase.
Prices are going up because of a law passed in 2003.
It requires the Postal Service to establish a 3.1 billion dollar escrow account. Congress will decide later what to do with the money.
If you'd like a full breakdown of the new postal rates, you can check online at USPS.com/ratecase.