Once again I have come to the feeling that I was born at the wrong time...at least for cashing out. Today’s tooth fairy has coin! Apparently, kids today wake up to an average of $3.70 when they lose a tooth. And plenty of kids are waking up to $5, $10 or $20.

The Tooth Fairy’s generosity in 2013 has been chalked up to an improving economy and what some are calling"parental angst" — guilt over not having enough quality time to spend with your children.