Visa’s Tooth Fairy App Estimates Price of a Lost Tooth
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

Tooth Fairy App screenshot

(Image: Visa)

The there’s-an-app-for-that phenomenon never ceases to amaze me.  With applications that can do nearly anything continuing to emerge, it was only a matter of time before a company released an app that helps both parents and children calculate the price of a loose tooth.

Visa’s tooth fairy app, a part of the financial education program Practical Money Skills, assists parents in determining how much money should be left under a child’s pillow. After parents input specific details such as age, gender, education and household income, the app calculates a suitable amount to leave for the tooth.

According to a survey conducted by the financial services corporation, the national average is $3 per tooth. That is 15% higher than last year.

The free tooth fairy app can be downloaded from iTunes and, or used on Facebook.

This will likely give children some wiggle room when it comes to negotiating an appropriate exchange rate. Thanks, Visa!

So, parents, will you use the tooth fairy app to decide how much money to give your children?


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Janel Martinez

With a focus on news and the under 35 crowd, Martinez develops engaging, daily reports for She also pens the blog, After School Daze: Life After Undergrad, where she delves into the day-to-day issues and concerns of recent graduates trying to adapt to life off campus. Prior to Black Enterprise, the Bronx, N.Y. native contributed to Latina,,, Syracuse Record and The Post-Standard. When she's not writing articles, the self-proclaimed travelista is on the prowl for her next excursion.   Martinez holds a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and sociology from Syracuse University.