The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01900

Submission Number:
01900
Commenter:
Scott Medeiros
State:
Virginia
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
To Whom It May Concern- I have been a struggling college graduate since 2007. With over 100k in student debt I have tried numerous times to consolidate and minimize my monthly payments. Unfortunately, most lenders wouldn't let me do anything but a graduated payment plan, which really didn't help seeing as when I started making more they charged me more not allowing me to get ahead. Then I recently lost my roommate so not struggling to pay rent alone has been a nightmare. Until someone told me about airbnb! It has been so helpful in helping me catch upland even pay more towards my student loans! This is a great opportunity for me to make some extra income for something I rent and under utilize! I have had ALL wonderful experiences so far and while I don't anticipate doing this for long it has given me an opportunity to meet some great people from all over the world and appreciate so many different cultures!