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In April 2013, we will be celebrating “National Financial Literacy Month” for the ninth time. Growing out of earlier initiatives, the United States Senate officially recognized April as National Financial Literacy Month in March 2004. It should not be surprising that much of our population is blissfully unaware of important financial topics such as the wise use of credit, investing, banking, spending, saving, and other areas of personal finance.

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The Audi A4 family has been the best-selling product line for Audi for the past four decades, and Audi is renewing and building on each one of the nameplate’s strengths in this new, eighth generation. The Audi A4 sedan and S4 sedan epitomize the heart of the Audi brand through their exceptional design, performance and technology. Additionally, 2013 design refinements give these two Audi vehicles an attractive athletic elegance.

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Red snapper

The National Marine Fisheries Service is once again tampering with red snapper regulations for recreational anglers, and it’s not sitting very well with both fishermen and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. This month, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, part of the NMFS, voted to recommend an emergency rule that could shorten the recreational red snapper fishing season in federal waters off the Texas coast to as little as 11 days from the planned 27 day season.

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Should you have been doing any boating in our inland waterways, you will notice what appear to be new buoys along the shallows. That’s more than likely not the case. Now is the time when trophy speckled trout chasers are out in full force. Most of the more experienced anglers who plan to be wading will wear easily visible warm gear on their upper bodies. This is to make them more visual to any other boaters that are also going fishing. This practice should be at the forefront for all anglers who are into the wading thing when they are after the big females specks.

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In the February 2013 issue of Health Affairs, an article appeared titled, “Patient and Family Engagement: A Framework For Understanding The Elements And Developing Interventions and Policies.” This article provides significant insight into changing roles of patients and providers in the “new structures” of healthcare delivery, such as patient-centered medical home, accountable care organizations and others.

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