Tooth fairy feels the pinch after overspending

Published 08/21 2014 04:47AM

Updated 08/21 2014 04:50AM

The Tooth Fairy is holding her purse strings a bit tighter.

She left 8% less this year - or an average of $3.40 for every lost tooth she finds under a pillow - down from $3.70 in 2013, according to a survey from Visa out Thursday. Still, she's leaving more than she did in 2012 before tooth inflation rose 23% from 2012 to 2013.

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