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Tooth Fairy's Generosity Flying High

 

Talk about an economic stimulus plan – at least for the next generation of investors.

 

According to the Delta Dental® Tooth Fairy IndexSM, the average gift from the Tooth Fairy was a record-setting $4.36 in 2014. Total payouts for those pearly whites added up to an estimated $255 million.

 

Delta Dental created The Original Tooth Fairy Poll® in 1998, and the statistics provide a general indication of the overall U.S. economy. The Tooth Fairy Index has tracked with the S&P 500 Index® in 11 of the past 12 years.

 

Last year’s average increased 24.6% from the $3.50 average in 2013. The S&P 500 increased 11.4% last year.

 

The tooth fairy tends to pay a premium during her initial visit. The average gift for the first tooth was $5.74 last year, an increase of 27% from 2013.

 

Begin the conversation early with your children and grandchildren about the basics of investing.

 

 

 

Author, Aaron Lopez, Transamerica New Age of Advice