The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00351

Submission Number:
00351
Commenter:
miriam burke
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
airbnb has helped our family financially. i am a mother of a four year old in los angeles and it is important to me to stay home with my child and raise him myself. (even if i worked and hired someone to take care of my child, almost all of my salary would go to pay a caregiver). my husband has a good job, makes in the low six figures, and we do not go on vacation or out very much but we still feel ourselves falling further into debt. my job has become preparing our home for guests, i have been bringing in a small addition that helps us immensely. if we are able to continue to rent out space in our home i can see that we will be able to get ahead a bit instead of just treading water.