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Survey: Tooth Fairy exceptionally generous in 2013

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According to a recent survey, The Tooth Fairy visits 90 percent of U.S. households with children and she has reportedly been exceptionally generous this year.

An annual survey conduct by Visa says children in the U.S. received an average of $3.70 per lost tooth. That is an increase of 23 percent from 2012. In 2011, the average for a lost tooth was $2.60.

Based on this 2013 rate of return, a child would gross about $74 for a full set of baby teeth.

The survey says that nationwide households with young parents ages 18-24 reported she left an average of almost $5 per tooth.

The Tooth Fairy is throwing money around like pixie dust," said Nat Sillin, Visa's head of U.S. Financial Education. "While more money is exciting news for children, parents should take this opportunity to talk saving and smart money habits with their kids and have the same talk with a perhaps overgenerous Tooth Fairy."

Visa launched a free Tooth Fairy app and Facebook calculator to help parents decide the appropriate amount their children should receive for a lost tooth.

Links:

App

Facebook calculator

 

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