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'Tooth Fairy' leaves $3 per tooth in 2012
upi ^ | Sept. 4, 2012

Posted on 09/04/2012 10:54:06 AM PDT by JoeProBono

SAN FRANCISCO,- California-based financial company Visa said its survey indicates the "Tooth Fairy" left an average $3-per-tooth for U.S. children this year.

Jason Alderman, Visa's senior director of global financial education, said the company's telephone survey of 2,000 U.S. adults indicates the amount of money left by the "Tooth Fairy" this year increased 15 percent over the average from 2011.

"The Tooth Fairy may be the canary in the economic coal mine. She's showing signs of life by leaving 40 cents more per tooth this year," Alderman said. "This is not only good news for kids, but an ideal teachable moment for parents to engage their children in thinking about how to budget their windfall by saving a portion."

The survey, conducted July 13-17, had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: toothfairy

1 posted on 09/04/2012 10:54:14 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Does anyone know how this started? I know the origins of Santa Claus, the the Tooth Fairy is really BIZARRE!


2 posted on 09/04/2012 10:58:16 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: JoeProBono

"I made $120.00

3 posted on 09/04/2012 11:00:30 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: JoeProBono

never mind...I just looked it up! :-)


4 posted on 09/04/2012 11:02:11 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2170/whats-the-origin-of-the-tooth-fairy


5 posted on 09/04/2012 11:02:18 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: left that other site

“In early Europe, it was a tradition to bury baby teeth that fell out. When a child’s sixth tooth falls out, it is a custom for parents to slip a gift or money from the tooth fairy under the child’s pillow, but to leave the tooth as a reward. Some parents also leave trails of glitter on the floor, representing fairy dust.

In northern Europe, there was also a tradition of tann-fé or tooth fee, which was paid when a child lost their first tooth.[6] This tradition is recorded in writings as early as the Eddas, which are the earliest written record of Norse and Northern European traditions.

The reward left varies by country, the family’s economic status, amounts the child’s peers report receiving and other factors. A 2011 study found that American children receive $2.60 per tooth on average.”


6 posted on 09/04/2012 11:04:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Let us not perpetuate the practice of ‘churnalism’ by circulating these thinly-veiled PR stunts from various companies.

Some CPA firm does same with Christmas items.


7 posted on 09/04/2012 11:09:09 AM PDT by relictele
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To: JoeProBono

I am probably the only wacko Mom that saved/saves the baby teeth! Not sure what I will ever do with them... but it reminds me of what their baby teeth looked like. My neighbor from Eastern Europe throws them on the roof of the house. Not sure why but it is a custom.


8 posted on 09/04/2012 11:12:56 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: JoeProBono

And the Franchise Tax Board is sending out demand letters for each one in California. Pay up, you little brats!


9 posted on 09/04/2012 11:14:53 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: momtothree

10 posted on 09/04/2012 11:18:15 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: momtothree
My neighbor from Eastern Europe throws them on the roof of the house. Not sure why but it is a custom.

Keeps the birds off the roof.

11 posted on 09/04/2012 11:19:26 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Doogle

12 posted on 09/04/2012 11:26:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: relictele
Let us not perpetuate the practice of ‘churnalism’ by circulating these thinly-veiled PR stunts from various companies.

Heck. No one will see it here anyway.

Besides, what makes you think the idea of a 40 year-old man dressed in a ballerina costume sneaking into a little child's room at night is a 'consumerist strategy'?

13 posted on 09/04/2012 11:27:29 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: JoeProBono; Doogle

Thanks! :D


14 posted on 09/04/2012 11:47:25 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site
"The Tooth Fairy may be the canary in the economic coal mine. She's showing signs of life by leaving 40 cents more per tooth this year," Alderman said. "This is not only good news for kids, but an ideal teachable moment for parents to engage their children in thinking about how to budget their windfall by saving a portion."

This canary shows me the true inflation rate, not the good news as trying to be depicted here. Parents know the true worth of a dollar nowadays.

15 posted on 09/04/2012 11:47:41 AM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: PuzzledInTX

I used to get a quarter, and that was considered Good Money back in the early 50’s.


16 posted on 09/04/2012 11:49:49 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: JoeProBono

We used to get a quarter a tooth - yikes! My kids got 50 cents a tooth and if it was a big molar they got a buck!


17 posted on 09/04/2012 11:54:46 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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18 posted on 09/04/2012 12:09:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: left that other site

Yes, IMO, the Tooth Fairy is stupid. Usually, by the time kids start losing teeth, they are too old to believe in such stuff. The TF never visited me or my children, and we survived.


19 posted on 09/04/2012 12:45:21 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: momtothree

I saved the first tooth that each of my sons lost — as well as -some hair from the first haircut. These went into their individual memory boxes, along with other objects and documents, which I gave to each one once he got married.


20 posted on 09/04/2012 12:48:45 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Bigg Red

I’m glad you told me that, BR! I have kept clippings of their first hair cuts as well. For a while there.. I thought I was put on some “freaky Mom” list. LOL!!


21 posted on 09/04/2012 2:14:46 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Hey, being in the same category as I am in does not leave you off the Freaky Mom list. :)

My #1 grandson went to preschool today. He looks so dang old it made this grandmother cry.


22 posted on 09/04/2012 3:56:07 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: JoeProBono

When my oldest started to lose his teeth we lived overseas and he got foreign bills so he was probably only getting $.25 but it looked cool. He usually wouldn’t spend it and probably still has it stashed somewhere. When we returned to the States they would get $1.00 but sometimes $5.00 if the “tooth fairy” didn’t have $1.00 in his wallet. What really took the bloom off the tooth fairy rose was when my youngest had orthodontia and they pulled five at a time to make space in her mouth...on two separate occasions! She got $20.00 because we felt so bad for her!


23 posted on 09/04/2012 4:05:17 PM PDT by GatorGirl (ABO)
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To: JoeProBono

All the fairies got more important things to do than go around and give little kids money for their lost teeth.


24 posted on 09/04/2012 4:12:37 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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25 posted on 09/04/2012 4:24:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Bigg Red

It’s so hard to realize that he is now a “little man”... Mr. Independent. Don’t feel badly.. when my youngest went to kindergarten, I played cartoons on the t.v. for months (to make it sound like she was here with me). Friends would call and hear Spongebob or Scooby Doo in the background and probably thought I had completely LOST it. LOL!


26 posted on 09/04/2012 6:36:46 PM PDT by momtothree
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