Associated Press
In this Jan. 18, 2012 photo, a real estate sign is displayed in front of a home in Little Rock, Ark.

The value of my home is almost half of what it was a few years ago. So why are my taxes more?

I guess I need to go to my rainy-day fund. Oh, I forgot, I don't have a rainy-day fund because I had to pay my taxes.

I guess it will just have to rain on my house, and no parade for me.

Marlyn Barnes