The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00761

Submission Number:
00761
Commenter:
Noel McNeil
State:
Virginia
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Despite working 2 full time jobs, I still struggle with paying my bills. Putting aside money for savings has been impossible, and taking time off for vacations or holidays with my family is definitely not possible. AirBnB provides extra income and the ability to easily rent my spare room, which would otherwise remain unoccupied. It has also allowed me to meet new people from all walks of life, and I've been able to help people who were/are moving to the area, as well as folks who could not afford to stay at a hotel.