The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00566

Submission Number:
00566
Commenter:
Eileen Marot
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I was just separated from my husband in Aug. 2014 and due to his desire to divorce and because he handled all our finances and just gave me an "allowance" each month while preparing for the final judgement of divorce, which just took place today May 21st, 2015, I was able to make some money just renting out a room or two in my home while my daughter was away and I was with my mom in PA dealing with the devastation of a 27 yr. marriage ending. This gave me peace of mind and payed bills that my husband did not. I enjoy AIRBNB because of the interaction and development of friendships that are obtained by renting from others in their own home all over the world, as well as providing income to pay the mortgage so I can keep my home for my kids, too. Thank you airbnb, I love you!!!!