Stamp prices rising in late January

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(CBS MoneyWatch) -- Prices at the Post Office are heading higher.

The U.S. Postal Service is hiking the cost of Forever first-class stamps from 50 to 55 cents starting January 27th.

Priority mail prices will jump by about 5.9%.

Postcard rates however will stay the same.

The Postal Service suffered a loss of $3.9 billion in 2018 even though package deliveries increased.