Passport prices are going up on Tuesday, I just found out. I was thinking I could slide under the wire on renewing mine, but I won't have all the name-change documentation ready in time.
Did you know you can also get a "passport card"? It's cheaper than a passport, but it's only good at land crossings and seaports. Not accepted for air travel. Too bad. Nobody stamps passports anymore, so a card would be much more convenient.