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Junk Mailers Get a Break on Postage. You Don't.

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has announced his latest initiative to save the post office from bankruptcy. (Hint: Improving customer service isn't a part of it.) His master plan: Hike the cost of mailing a letter for real people, and cut prices for junk mail.

Would You Do Your Banking at the Post Office?

Could your bank teller could go postal? Offering basic consumer banking services in the form of prepaid debit cards is just one of many ideas the U.S. Post Office is considering to boost its bottom line. And even with stamp costs going up to 45 cents, the USPS is in dire need of outside-the-box solutions to its budget woes.

Mailing a Letter to Cost a Penny More Next Year

It'll cost a penny more to mail a letter next year. The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that it will increase postage rates on Jan. 22, including a one-cent increase in the cost of first-class mail, to 45 cents.

46 Cent Stamp? U.S. Postal Service Asks for Increase

The USPS has proposed a two-cent increase in the cost of first-class postage, which would push the stamp to 46 cents. If approved, the hike would be effective Jan. 2, 2011. Still, the higher rate won't fix what really ails the service.