Monday, January 7, 2013
While it will only cost a penny more to mail a letter, shipping is a different story.
New cars, health insurance, electronics, college tuition—all of these things are expected to cost consumers more in 2013, according to USnews.com. We're even going to be paying up to 4 percent more for groceries. And, and you can now add the cost of mailing a letter or package to the list of increases this month. While a regular letter or post card will only cost a penny more, rates to ship some packages are going up 6 percent. According to a press release from the U.S. Postal Service, beginning on Jan. 27, it will cost 46 cents, a penny more than last year, to mail a 1 ounce, First Class letter to any location in the United States. This is the second price change for First Class stamps since 2009. Cost for letters of more than an ounce …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
The increase is a penny, bringing the price a first-class stamp to 45 cents.
After two-and-a-half years of steady prices, the cost of mailing a letter first class is set to increase Sunday to 45 cents. Forever stamps purchased before the 1-cent rate hike will still be valid after the weekend. If you have leftover 44-cent stamps, you can purchase a book of 1-cent stamps to make up the difference. Other mail rates are rising as well. Postcard stamps will jump in price to 32 cents from 29 cents. Mail to Mexico and Canada will cost 85 cents per stamp, up 5 cents. Other international mail will see the biggest hike: It will now cost $1.05 to send letters abroad, up from 98 cents. The price increase comes in the midst of significant financial troubles for the U.S. Postal Service as the volume of mail decreases. “The …
Friday, October 14, 2011
The good news is the increase is 25 cents less than had been originally proposed, according to a Chicago Tribune story.
Friday, October 14, 2011
If Metra's the way you get to to work, you're soon to be paying 50 cents per ride, according to the Chicago Tribune: Metra officials this morning approved fare hikes for riders but scaled back proposed increases for Chicago riders after residents and others complained. Under the agreement approved today, fares for Chicago riders will increase only 50 cents per ride instead of 75 cents like other areas, officials said. Metra planned to scale back proposed fare hikes orginally set at up to 69 percent for Chicago riders in the face of complaints that city residents would be paying disproportionately higher increases than suburban customers, the Tribune has learned. Read the story in its entirety at: www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/…