The Tooth Fairy Is Sticking To A Budget

February 26, 2019

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The Tooth Fairy is struggling to pay the bills for kid's teeth!  According to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, the average payout per tooth has plummeted 43 cents over the past year to just $3.70 per tooth.  It’s the second year in a row that lost teeth have lost value, as last year’s price per tooth was down 11% from the $4.66 apiece the year before. However the Tooth Fairy apparently is a big spender for a child's first tooth, which commands the highest exchange rate of an average of $20 for the first tooth placed under the pillow, which each subsequent too dwindling in value. The low cash for tooth rate isn't stopping many ingenious children from enlisting help from their grandparents, who put in a word with the tooth fairy for an additional payout of $5 to $20! But with kids having 20 baby teeth, it may be that the Tooth Fairy is created a budget.  Considering $20 for each tooth would cost $400 total, budgeting down to $5 a tooth will add up to $100 over six to seven years.

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SOURCE: Marketwatch

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