The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01589

Submission Number:
01589
Commenter:
Ann Williams
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
In 2014, my husband and I retired, thinking that we would do well on our Social Security and retirement benefits. It wasn't to many months down the road when we realize that trouble was brewing. Unexpected things kept coming up that demanded attention and of course, they came with a price tag. So, how do we stay afloat? How do we meet our obligations? How do we continue to live in New York and pay our bills? The answer: Share your space with others around the world! People travel. They look for reasonable places that can be home away from home for a few days and not cost to much. It's a win win situation---the host has the money to make ends meet and the guests has more money to spend while they are here in our fair city. Another plus: You meet good people from all over the globe, decent people who are just bargain hunting. At our age, we don't want to have to go back to work. If we choose to, we do it because we just want to stay active, not just to survive. We still have much to contribute to society, let us do it joy and pleasure and contentment.