The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00533

Submission Number:
00533
Commenter:
Hermien Miller
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
My name is Hermien Miller and I am 70 years old.My husband passed away 2 years ago,he was self employed so I do not get a pension.I used to be a Montessori teacher in a private school so I do not get a pension either. My husband got sick 20 years ago was not able to work anymore so he had to retire.I had to stop working to take care of him.We have three children and we send them all to college in California I am still paying off Parents Plus Loans from all three colleges I only get $1338 S.S. A month.I am still paying on my mortgage,medical bills etc. etc.I signed up with Airb&b to make ends meet,I did this one year ago I am very impressed with Airb&b,it is a great company,they are always in contact with me. They always check out the people that stay with me.I feel very safe doing bussiness with them because I live alone All the quests that stay with me do a lot of shopping,going out for lunch and dinner in my town If I was not doing bussiness with Airb&b I probably had to go on food stamps or other services. Thank you for your time. Hermien miller