Average amount the tooth fairy is offering per tooth (up from $4.83 last year), according to a study by RoosterMoney: $5.06
Ranks of cellphones, Legos, tablets, Nintendo Switch and dolls on the list of the most popular things kids have been saving for: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Ranks of cleaning the car ($5.47), gardening ($4.85), mopping floors ($2.41), cleaning windows ($2.11) and cleaning the bathroom ($1.86) on the list of the most lucrative chores for kids: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Percentage of professionals who say they will only agree to be a reference if they have good things to say, according to a survey of professionals by Korn Ferry: 51
Percentage of professionals who say that if candidates received negative references, they would still consider hiring them if they were a good fit for the role: 93
Percentage who said they only check references some of the time: 31
Source: Korn Ferry International.
Percentage of Americans reporting poor financial health who are not diligent about getting routine checkups, according a Lending Club survey: 41
Percentage who do not get regular exercise: 40
Percentage who are not optimistic about life in general: 37
Of those Americans, approximate percentage who are unmotivated to improve: 20
Percentage of Americans who may be avoiding learning about finances, as they say talking or thinking about it drains them mentally: 56
Percentage who have no consistent savings plan or don't save at all: 66
Source: Lending Club.
Percentage of Americans who agree that government at all levels should prioritize the use of recyclable products/materials when making purchasing decisions, according to a survey conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries: 80
Percentage who also agree that recycling collection sites need to be more readily accessible to consumers: 86
Source: The Harris Poll.
Amount the average parent would give their child to help pay down debt without the expectation of being reimbursed, according to a CreditCards.com report: $5,705
Amount they would give if they do expect to get their money back: $7,936
Percentage of parents who would give something in either circumstance -- whether they assumed they'd get paid back or not: 90
Percentage of parents who would never help pay for a child's gambling debt, while just 5 percent would have no objection doing so: 57
Percentage who would have no objection to helping with medical debt, while only 2 percent would never help: 68
Percentage of workers in the U.S. who wouldn't accept a job that was a perfect match if they clashed with the corporate culture, according to a survey by Robert Half: 35
Percentage of managers who said a candidate's fit with the organizational culture is equal to or more important than their skills and experience: 91
Source: Robert Half Management Resources.
Percentage of U.S. consumers who are willing to sacrifice convenience in the name of health, according to a recent Ipsos Global Trends Survey: 63
Percentage who say that because they are consuming fewer sweets, their standards for those infrequent indulgences are higher: 62
Source: Ipsos Global.
Percentage of Americans who report there is at least one part of their body they would like to change, most notably the midsection (47 percent) and teeth (33 percent), according to a survey conducted on behalf of Real Self: 80
Ranks of "cosmetic dentistry" (e.g., invisalign, whitening, veneers) and "nonsurgical fat reduction" on the list of the top nonsurgical procedures: 1, 2
Ranks of "tummy tuck" and "liposuction" on the list of the top surgical procedures: 1, 2
Rank of falls on the list of causes of preventable death for adults age 65 and older, according to the National Safety Council: 1
Percentage increase in falls among those 75 and older in the last 15 years: 130
Number of deaths in all age groups attributed to falls in 2016: 34,000
Source: National Safety Council.
Percentage of Protestant churchgoers who say they take an intentional day of rest -- and most do so on Sunday -- according to a study of Protestants who attend church once a month or more from LifeWay research: 77
Percentage who say taking a day of rest is a biblical command that still applies today: 56
Percentage who disagree: 25
Source: LifeWay Research.
"The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is." -- Nadine Gordimer, novelist, Nobel laureate
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