The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01572

Submission Number:
01572
Commenter:
Valerie Allman
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I HAD NO IDEA HOW I WOULD RETIRE UNTIL AIRbNb. As a single mom of two sons, I spent the past 35 years paying for private school, sports and college. Now that I am finally done with all that my savings amount to nearly $0. All I have is a lovely home and at 57 years old my social security will not pay the mortgage in California. Thanks to raising boys I am a "professional mom" so hosting guests a few nights (safely thanks to AirBnB), I have a way to build a small income to start a savings with, and also HOPEFULLY supplement social security if things stay this way legally. PLEASE keep this as an affordable option for guest and a SAFE way for me to earn a living. Thanks!