The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00503

Submission Number:
00503
Commenter:
Holly Hildreth
State:
West Virginia
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Opening my home on AirBnB has allowed me to make enough money to book two vacations and help to pay my mortgage. I live alone, and the extra income, particularly in the winter, high-heat bill months, kept me from paying my electric bill with my credit card. It helped me to pay off debt. And it's safer than finding a roommate on Craig's List or the newspaper. After all, AirBnB insures me for up to $1 million.