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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Tooth Fairy is in a Giving Mood

Remember when the "tooth fairy" gave a quarter for a lost tooth? Well, that's not even 1/4 of what a tooth these days is worth!

A new servey by credit card company Visa found the “tooth fairy” gave $3 per tooth on average to children this year, up 15 percent from last year. At this rate, my daughter's little mouth will earn her $60! WOW! And that's on the low end. I talked to a couple girlfriends, who give $5 per tooth.

"How do you know how much to give?" I asked them. Well, here's a fun little app where you can calculate what the tooth fairy should give, based on the parents' age, education, income, etc.

Do you have any fun stories or traditions when it comes to the tooth fairy? My oldest isn't quite six years old, so she still has yet to go through this rite of passage. But I want to prepared and properly funded LOL.