Visaâ??s annual Tooth Fairy survey shows that American children are receiving an average of $3.40 per lost tooth this year, down 8% from last year. For a full set of 20 baby teeth, American kids will be getting a slightly more modest, but still hefty, $68, down from $74 last year.
Please join Visaâ??s Practical Money Skills on Thursday August 21 to discuss the results via live TweetChat hosted by Wise Bread at 3pm EST. The chat can be accessed at http://tweetchat.com/ by using either #WBChat or #toothfairycalculator.
Also available to discuss tips on how parents can use the Tooth Fairyâ??s visit as an opportunity to lay the foundation for helping their children develop sound money management habits early in life is personal finance expert and the Senior Director of Visaâ??s Global Financial Education Programs, Jason Alderman.
Additional findings from the survey include:
The Tooth Fairy calculator and app are part of Visaâ??s free, award-winning financial education program, Practical Money Skills for Life, which reaches millions of people around the world each year. Launched in 1995, the program is now available in 10 languages in more than 30 countries. AtPractical Money Skills for Life, educators, parents and students can access free educational resources including personal finance articles, games, lesson plans, and more. The app is available for iPhones and iPads at the iTunes Store, and the calculator is available at: https://www.facebook.com/ToothFairyCalculator
**The survey results are based on approximately 3,000 telephone interviews among adults aged 18 or older and approximately 1,000 among households with children under age 13, in cooperation with GfK Roperâ??s Omnibus Service â??OmniTelâ??. The margin of error on a sample of 1,000 is +/-3 percentage points.