Tooth Fairy Inflation

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    The days of finding loose change under a pillow are over… the tooth fairy is paying a lot better.

    FOX News Radio’s Paul Stevens reports:

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    A new survey saying kids are getting at average $3.70 per lost tooth — a 23% jump from last year’s $3.00, and a 42% spike from 2011’s $2.60.

    The reason for the bigger bucks?

    Parents not wanting their kids coming up short at the playground when the tooth fairy becomes issue-one.

    Most kids getting $1.00 to $5.00 a tooth.

    One parent giving her daughter $100 to start a college fund and another $20 to spend only after she brushed her teeth every day for a month. Mom says – it worked.

    Paul Stevens, FOX News Radio.