The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00687

Submission Number:
00687
Commenter:
Martha Maxwell
State:
Colorado
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I'm 78 years old, recently scammed by telephone thieves I am not able to support myself and pay off my debts. I also can't compete in the job market. So to create a bit of income, I elected to begin inviting people into my home to share a "night on the lake" in Windsor, CO. I have had only terrific people in the past year: couples, a few singles and families. It has given me a purpose, an organizational pivot point, a focus and a wonderful income. One family stayed 2 1/2 months! Airbnb takes care of all the money transactions and the calendar. It's perfect for me and without it I don't know how I could possibly make ends meet.