US stamp prices go up every year, it feels like. I guess, just like everything, they are privy to inflation. It is nice to not have to buy them so often, anymore, as letters seem to be becoming obsolete.
But, you should always have a pack on hand, just in case. Forever stamps are the smartest bet for US stamps right now. They are a flat rate price and once you buy them, even if the price of stamps increases, the Forever stamp has your mail covered. The only time you have to worry about the price/weight is when you go to buy a new sheet of stamps.
Forever stamps from 2016
A pretty cool, old George Washington 10 cent stamp.
“Forever stamps are the smartest bet for US stamps right now.”