The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00101

Submission Number:
00101
Commenter:
Joy Busse
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
My daughter went to College last year. I was denied financial aid, because apparently according to the school I made too much money. On the flip side, banks and credit card companies have decided I owe too much money and I therefore do not qualify for refinancing with cash option to pay for her college and my credit lines have been reduced. I run my own business (ux consulting) and have done so for the past 20 year. So far this year has been incredibly difficult. Without Airbnb enabled me to rent out my daughters room while she is away and I was able to cut dramatically reduce my impact this way. Without this I would have not been able to get her through this year. Sincerely Joy A. Busse