Is your passport about to expire? Starting July 13, you will have to pay more to have it renewed. By the way, the U.S. passport is not just used for travel as it now serves as proof of U.S. citizenship and identity for important purposes such as work authorization and eligibility for many Federal benefits.
In related news, the Postal Service said Tuesday it wants to increase the price of first-class stamps by 2 cents — to 46 cents — starting in January. Other postage costs would rise as well.