Black mailbox with number 100 on white fixed on wooden stand at road on American countryside.

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Starting on October 1st, mail that usually takes two or three days to arrive to your mailbox will now take up to five days to arrive. So you may want to consider mailing your bills a little earlier to avoid any late fees. The financial woes of the US Postal service has been well documented over the last few years. The USPS is now $160 Billion in debt! During this year’s first quarter, 20% of all first-class mail was delivered late. In order to stop the bleeding of financial losses USPS has a plan that includes reducing post office hours, raising prices, and hiking postage rates during the holidays. USPS will also use fewer planes to get mail across the country, using truck transportation instead.