For several years now I've used very few stamps. All my bills are paid either through direct deposit, or an electronic check. I don't send letters, I send emails, or pick up the phone.
However, that's changed in the past year. There's the letters I'm sending to distant kin, to county clerks, etc.
Blair, a (non-genea)blogger, mentions that the price of stamps is going up again on May 12. Somehow I had missed the announcement. He also reminds that you can purchase as many forever stamps as you want, before May 12, at the current prices, and they will be good, forever. (At least theoretically. The US Post Office could always go back on their word.) I realize that Forever Stamps are a year old and all, but as I said, I haven't been using stamps much until lately.