The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01338

Submission Number:
01338
Commenter:
Nancy Burhop
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
[REDACTED] I had to take over, discovering that in the last few years, he had made some terrible decisions, borrowing against our home and emptying his 401K to keep the business going. He had failed to pay bills, made horrible mistakes on the taxes, and generally made a mess of our lives. Our son convinced us to start renting our spare bedroom and bath through Airbandb - without the extra income, we very probably would have lost our home. My husband enjoys meeting the people who stay with us, often from other countries, and helping with the cleaning and linen changing etc. has kept him from being bored. [REDACTED] Airbandb has been very supportive, they seem to be very well run. Finding them has been a lifesaver for us.