If you didn’t stock up on Forever Stamps on Saturday in order to save money when the cost of postage increases today, then you’re one of the smart ones. The price of a stamp “shot up” from 41 cents to a whole 42 cents, but that doesn’t mean you should go hoarding forever stamps unless you’re in the mass-mailing market.
Since the postage rate increases are pegged at no more than the inflation rate, you won’t “make” any money by stocking up on more stamps than you think you’ll use in the next year or so. Just buy a book of forever stamps when you need it and no more than what you need. We go through about 20 stamps every 6 months unless it’s Christmas time. And a majority of our mailings are greeting cards for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. anyway.
So don’t fret about this 1 cent increase unless you ship out huge amounts of mail because you probably won’t even feel the effects.