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Mamá lleva a su hijo a Portugal para un tratamiento dental debido a los precios en EE. UU.

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Una madre revela la increíble diferencia en el costo del mismo procedimiento dental para su hijo en Portugal frente a los EE. UU. Siga leyendo para obtener más detalles.

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Bueno, según esta mamá, la respuesta a esa pregunta es un rotundo “sí”. Siga leyendo para saber cómo se ahorró miles de dólares al llevar a su hijo a Portugal para que le hicieran un trabajo dental.

Los dentistas estadounidenses querían cobrarle a mamá un brazo y una pierna por el trabajo dental de su hijo.

Después de hacer una declaración audaz sobre los dentistas de EE. UU., la madre y creadora explicó en su video de TikTok por qué buscó ayuda dental en Portugal para su hijo de 14 años.

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Continuó detallando cómo sucedió algo durante el nacimiento de su hijo que causó que sus dos dientes frontales tuvieran una mancha marrón, lo que “afecta su autoestima”.

Cuando su hijo tenía alrededor de 6 años, la madre comenzó a pedir ayuda a los dentistas en los EE. UU. para solucionar el problema. Según ella, “no menos de seis dentistas estadounidenses” cotizaron el costo del trabajo dental para su hijo en el rango de miles de dólares. “$ 10,000, $ 15,000 … números locos que me estaban arrojando”, dijo.

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Sin embargo, se dio cuenta de que las cosas eran bastante diferentes en Portugal. Calculó la diferencia de precio mientras llevaba a su hijo a una simple limpieza dental en el campo.

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La madre quedó impresionada por lo económico que es el trabajo dental en Portugal.

Cuando la creadora le informó a la dentista portuguesa cuánto cobraban sus homólogos estadounidenses para ayudar con el problema dental de su hijo, se enteró de lo diferente que sería el trabajo en el extranjero.

Según ella, el dentista con el que habló en Portugal afirmó saber siempre cuándo un dentista estadounidense ha trabajado en los dientes de un paciente, porque el trabajo parecerá costoso, pero no es de alta calidad.

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Al final, el dentista en Portugal arregló el problema de su hijo por 20 euros, que son unos 22 dólares en EE. UU.

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El dentista le aconsejó a la madre que trajera a su hijo de regreso en dos años para mantener la apariencia.

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Entonces, eso es lo que ella hizo. La madre terminó su breve clip diciendo que habían regresado para abordar el problema que supuestamente costó miles de dólares estadounidenses por unos míseros 20 euros.

Por supuesto, los comentaristas tenían mucho que decir sobre este TikTok, y una persona opinó que la razón por la cual los procedimientos médicos en los EE. UU. cuestan tanto se debe a nuestra ciudadanía propensa a las demandas, lo que obliga a los proveedores de atención a comprar un seguro de negligencia médica costoso.

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Mientras tanto, en un video de seguimiento, la creadora compartió fotos del antes y el después del procedimiento, que según ella tiene un precio similar cuando vas a otros países europeos.

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Los comentaristas están de acuerdo en que el trabajo dental en los EE. UU. es demasiado caro
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Curiosamente, muchos comentaristas de este video, incluidos algunos que decían ser dentistas, le explicaron a esta madre que el procedimiento que describió significaba que su hijo había recibido una restauración compuesta superficial, que deberá repetirse cada pocos años.

Para una solución permanente, el paciente tendría que conseguir carillas, que de hecho son mucho más caras.

Muchos comentaristas cuestionaron su contabilidad del costo en los EE. UU. incluso si un dentista estadounidense la había citado en las carillas. Según docenas de personas, $ 10,000 por dos carillas parecía muy poco.

Por supuesto, no sabemos con seguridad de qué procedimiento le hablaron los dentistas de EE. UU., pero estamos contentos de que esta creadora haya ayudado a su hijo a ganar autoestima de una manera que no rompa el banco.

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Tailgater Makes Bank Chugging Contests in Parking Lot

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An NFL tailgater found a brilliant way to kill two birds with one stone: get the cost of his game day tickets covered while enjoying some beers.

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Tailgating is about as time-honored a tradition as stanning for K-Pop groups on Twitter by doxxing anyone who says anything bad about your favorite 17-woman group.

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And while you could pretty much tailgate anywhere you can park a car and bust out a cooler of drinks and a portable grill, the practice is often most closely associated with NFL fans who vehemently debate whether or not Tom Brady would be able to survive under the rule set that other greats like Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw among many others.

That’s usually what one thinks of when tailgating: a group of fans pre-gaming while rocking their favorite jerseys and day drinking, presumably in a bid to make the game more enjoyable while they scar their vocal cords as they say things about the referees who probably would’ve gotten them banned from social media.

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What one doesn’t consider, is how fans can, before the game, earn a few bucks while engaging in some friendly drinking competitions with their fellow pigskin lovers.

But that’s exactly what this industrious fan did.

Source: TikTok | @ronnydoitche

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Ronny Doitche (@ronnydoitche) has posted several TikTok clips that demonstrate his beer chugging prowess, whether it’s rocking crazy-looking, quad-bottle holders to help him slam multiple Miller High Lifes at the same time, or sitting outside of a McDonald’s and pouring out and pounding down a Grimace Shake Jager Bomb, the man sure knows how to get creative with his unique skill.

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In what is perhaps the most brilliant display of mixing business with pleasure when it comes to drinking beer in a stadium parking lot before a football game, Ronny set up a table with a cooler and multiple plastic cups and decided to record himself absolutely smashing folks who thought they could out chug the quick-beer-drinking maven.

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In a clip that’s garnered over 18.7 million views, Ronny can be seen sitting behind this table. His face: stoic, presumably fixated on the task at hand: to take as many $20 bills from unsuspecting NFL game attendees as possible.

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A sign on the table reads: “$100 to your $20 I can chug a Friday beer faster than you change my mind.”

An unsuspecting participant approaches Ronny at the table and puts $20 into his jar as he says, “Go Patriots.”

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The two men cheers and they begin to chug: Ronny’s is gone in an instant as the challenger is still drinking from his own cup.

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Another NFL fan tries his luck and Ronny seemingly gives him a head start, but he summarily loses, earning Ronny another $20 in the process. The third guy puts up a better fight, but ultimately falls to Ronny.

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While the video shows a fourth competitor, someone off camera remarks that Ronny was already “10 beers deep” at this point, signifying he’s already managed to earn $200 from his tailgating venture. This individual watches the chug champ best him, and doesn’t even bother to attempt to chug any longer.

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No matter who steps up to test their mettle against Ronny, they can’t seem to match his speed, but everyone, to their credit, takes it well. By the end of it, according to a caption he appended to his post, he was $440 richer, which, depending on the tickets he bought for the game, should more than cover the cost of his ticket and the beers he brought to the parking lot.

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TikTokers who bore witness to Ronny’s chugging excellence seemed just as impressed as everyone else watching on in the video. Like this person who wrote: “It seemed like he just kept getting faster each time lol I could never do that”

While another was just impressed with his hustle: “Dudes making money by drinking beer. I need this talent lol”

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Younger Generations Don’t Actually Benefit From Work

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In trying to explain the economic divide between Boomers and younger generations, one man figures out that the latter doesn’t benefit from work.

It feels like younger generations hear certain phrases from Boomers all the time about our work ethic, lifestyle, and expectations. Most of all, they call us “lazy” and say that we don’t want to work anymore. In reality, many of us have been working since we were teenagers and are still holding down challenging jobs.

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These conversations can be especially tricky during the holidays when older family members blame us for any financial shortcomings. “At your age, I had already bought my second home and had a child,” they might say. Luckily, comedian Brendon Lemon was able to make the logical argument on TikTok as to why younger generations don’t actually benefit from work.

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Comedian Brendon Lemon figured out why younger generations don’t want to work — there’s no benefit.

When talking to his Boomer dad and uncles, Brendon made a point about the difference in generations and our expectations. “Why do people expect work to be good?” Brendon’s Boomer relatives tell him. “It’s not supposed to be. It’s not supposed to be comfortable, that’s why you call it work. We didn’t expect it to be comfortable, we labored in uncomfortable situations, and we did it in order to make a living. We didn’t expect luxuries. You guys expect luxuries.”

What luxuries do millennials and Gen Z expect? Sure, offices lure us in with nice coffee machines, ping pong tables, and in-office bars, but no one is asking for that. Those are all just distractions from low pay and even lower growth opportunities. Maybe if the office is nice, we won’t want to leave a job that takes us for granted as quickly. But at the end of the day, all people really want is enough money and time to have a life outside of work.

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“Who’s telling them that we want luxury?” Brendon asks. “And that for some reason we’re unwilling to put up with uncomfortable situations? All of us worked through college! I don’t know a single person who didn’t have a job, who didn’t work almost full-time all the way through college, even though they were going to college full-time.”

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“Secondly, most of us are just asking for healthcare and affordable housing. I don’t understand where the concept of luxury is coming from. A place to sleep and have some money to buy food and then maybe go out every once in a while is most of what people are asking for. And not to be terrified of future and retirement and dying poor and lonely.”

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But an emotional argument can only take us so far. When Brendon gets into actual statistics, it’s terrifying what we can see and how the future looks for future generations. Since 2000, there has been 62.34 percent inflation total.

For example, something that would have cost $5.38 in 2000 now costs at least $8.73. The CPI (Consumer Price Index) has increased by 500 percent since 1970, and college tuition has increased by 1,550 percent. But there has only been a 10 percent increase in wages. That’s a recipe for disaster!

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Not only that, but Brendon added the data about how Baby Boomers have blocked career progression and wage increases for younger generations by not retiring. All of this data shows one very important fact — it isn’t that millennials and Gen Z don’t want to work. It’s that working isn’t worth it anymore. Because even if we do everything our parents did, we won’t be able to afford even half the life they wanted for us.

One person even commented that they make more than their parents combined, who owned three houses, and they can’t even afford to buy one house. Others pointed out that the basic necessities of internet, cell phones, and a place to live are suddenly being equated with “luxuries.”

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Someone else added that not only does work not benefit us, but it also doesn’t seem to benefit society. Most of the high-paying jobs are for large corporations who take advantage of the Earth’s natural resources and lower-rung employees, all while benefiting one rich guy at the top who donates to campaigns we disagree with.

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Millennials have been working for at least a decade, if not longer. They would know by now if work was worth it, but if anything, many of our lives have gotten harder instead of easier.

Millennials had the technology to warn Gen Z, and they’re now learning the same thing and how to make money through other avenues, such as NFTs and influencer marketing, which may not seem like “work” to Boomers.

So yes, the Boomers are right, to a degree. We don’t want to work, because what’s the point?

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Woman’s Boomer Neighbor Has a Plane in Their Driveway

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It’s kind of hard to imagine Boomers struggling financially when they have things like three cars and one airplane parked in their driveway.

I think about money a lot. I’m definitely someone who has had to check their bank account before making any significant purchases. By the way in this scenario, significant can be anything from dinner to a concert ticket. There has rarely been a time in my life when I haven’t mostly lived paycheck-to-paycheck. Let’s just say, I know how to budget and cut a corner. My corners have been so cut I am living in a circle, baby!

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My situation has often been exacerbated by the fact that my mother, who is a well-meaning and supportive member of the Boomer generation, doesn’t always understand my financial struggles. Despite the fact that she is now retired and living on a fixed income, a luxury I doubt I will ever see, she often thinks I’ve spent money incorrectly. This is why I understand the frustration felt by one TikToker who doesn’t need advice from Boomers when some of them have planes parked in their driveways.

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Despite what you think, it’s not OK, Boomers.

Paige, who goes by @sheisapaigeturner on TikTok, is tired of explaining the ridiculous cost of living to a generation who kind of had a hand in making things bad. It seems as if any time Paige dares to express her concern over the astronomical price of childcare, some Boomer swoops in and demands she needs to “learn how to live within her means.”

It’s funny what kind of advice a person will give when they don’t have all the information. For example, if I wasn’t in possession of Paige’s entire financial portfolio I wouldn’t tell her that she’s spending her money incorrectly.

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On a personal note, I do see that my mother is usually out of the loop because she doesn’t live almost exclusively online like I do. If or when the television is on, it’s turned to HGTV or something on a streaming service she’s watching at the moment. She has Facebook and never logs on. All this to say, I kind of get when Boomers have no idea what is happening outside of their own world.

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Still, if you don’t know what’s happening then please don’t give unsolicited advice. And don’t filter someone else’s experiences through your own. This is the same kind of thinking that gets us the “I had to pay for college, so should you” crown when it comes to student loan forgiveness.

Paige then pulls from her own life to show just how out of touch Boomers are. Looking around her neighborhood, which she says is mostly members of that generation, Paige is able to deduce that they might not be on the same rung of the financial ladder.

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The house across the street from Paige has three cars in the driveway, which isn’t so bad until she explains only two people live there. Other than Jay Leno, who has an extra car? One of the cars is a collector’s item. When someone casually collects something I use for utilitarian purposes, that’s how I know they have money.

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That’s not the craziest part of this driveway. There is also an airplane in the driveway which begs the question, does Paige live across the street from John Travolta? Either that’s a big driveway or a very small plane.

Paige isn’t asking for a whole airplane at her house, she is merely on the hunt for affordable daycare. Gosh, maybe the neighbors can open up a facility in the plane. That would kill two birds with one stone.

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In what feels like some sort of prank, Paige then moves onto the house next to the plane place. They have four cars and a boat. I’m now thinking she must live by some sort of dealership.

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I’m going to say one thing in defense of these people. Unless I missed something, Paige is responding to other people who have told her to “stop being so materialistic.” A different group of Boomers have told Paige to curb her spending enthusiasm.

We have no idea who they are and how they reached such great heights, one of them literally. At the end of the day this is a systemic issue. Sadly we can’t control where we are or how we got here. We can only control, honestly nothing. Things are bleak!

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