The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01872

Submission Number:
01872
Commenter:
Carol Fox
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
My husband and I have begun our journey toward retirement. Our children are grown and living long distances from us. Our empty nest has two bedrooms that remain idle unless relatives visit. We live in a beach community just walking distance from the Gulf. We have found that using Air BandB has created a great opportunity for us to have addition income as we experience a drop in our regular income. It is also a great way to meet new people, provide a needed service and add to our daily, healthy living by keeping us busy and involved. We certainly have found this to be so very good for us. It warrants the positive attention of our legislators to ensure that this "sharing" opportunity remains available to create income and life experiences for years to come.