The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00843

Submission Number:
00843
Commenter:
Deborah Miller
State:
Vermont
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am a 57 year old woman with two children finalizing a divorce after 30 years of marriage. My oldest graduated from college a year ago and my youngest has two more years of college. We have all gone in debt to afford tuition. I left my career as a computer programmer over 20 years ago to raise my daughters and do not have a career to fall back on. In addition, I lose my health benefits which currently I receive through my husband's employer. Renting rooms in my house through Airbnb gives me the means to generate an income.