The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00504

Submission Number:
00504
Commenter:
Ruth & Erv SpahrA
State:
Colorado
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
We are two retired public school educators in our late 70's with a limited retirement income. A few years ago, when we heard about Airbnb it seem like a " no brainer " to become involved with an organization that cared & promoted a sharing philosophy to our community. We have many interests in our retirement as an educators, but Airbnb gave us an opportunity share our home with travelers & to expose us as retirees. to new cultures with an understanding of others in America & around the world. We also are able to travel & keep us in touch & up to date in our retirement, using an economical way to stay in other homes. Lastly, we use any extra income from Airbnb to help support four grandsons expenses in their college education. We want to help in any way to promote the Airbnb philosophy in our sharing economy.