The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00165

Submission Number:
00165
Commenter:
Marisa Ruiz
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I resigned from a very stressful job and decided to become self employed. My income is drastically less than what it used to be, but I'm so much happier and healthier now. I live in a very desirable neighborhood in Chicago; and knowing that I can rent my place out to someone when I leave town to visit family is so helpful. It gives me greater piece of mind that I can have this occasional source of income; and it can help cancel out the cost of flights - which are especially high during the holidays. Every little bit helps - and the fact that travelers/consumers are able to enjoy a very comfortable stay at my place at an affordable rate is just icing on the cake.