The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01355

Submission Number:
01355
Commenter:
Sue Hamilton
State:
Tennessee
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
About 9 months ago I decided to try to make extra money by being a host for AIRBNB [REDACTED]. It is very difficult for me to work full time at my current teaching position. Knowing that I probably can not make it another year, I had to come up with ways to earn money. I'm 57 years old, so if I retire early, I will lose 20% of my retirement. AIRBNB would give me the opportunity to make up the 20% loss and pay for the increase of insurance which I would have to pay for retiring. AIRBNB can give me a peace of mind and give me my life back. I can choose to have guests when I feel well and choose to block days when I don't. It's the perfect money making job for a person with health issues. Sue Hamilton