How Much Money Does The Tooth Fairy Leave at Your House?

It looks like even the Tooth Fairy is feeling the pain of inflation.  The days of children getting a quarter under their pillow are long gone.  What kids want now is money that folds and doesn’t jingle.  This year the going rate for

teeth is up by 15{ecd9e64b78f7376b68a52cfadd3cbb16afa5ab83f112e4d91b4721f48281b345}, compared to last year.

Kids found an average $3 per tooth under their pillows this year, up 15{ecd9e64b78f7376b68a52cfadd3cbb16afa5ab83f112e4d91b4721f48281b345} from last year, according to a survey from Visa out Tuesday. Some received as much as $20 per tooth. “It’s a good time to be a kid with a loose tooth,” says Jason Alderman, Visa’s senior director of global financial education.

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Some kids report getting as much as $20 a tooth!  However, psychologist think that too much monetary rewards is not good for a child’s view on money.  If they are used to receiving large amounts of money for doing nothing but losing a tooth, they won’t know the value earning things.

Visa is even getting in on the Tooth Fairy act.  It is launching a new app that calculates the average cost of a tooth for a child, based on location, age, and other factors.

How much money does the Tooth Fairy leave at your house?

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