The Share Economy & Rental Income

The Share Economy & Rental Income

Gen Y Finance Guy Share Economy 2 Comments

You may have noticed that the tagline of this site is “we do things differently”. The “Share Economy” is the perfect example of how Gen Y does things differently. We have taken the idea of rental income and found a way to leverage technology to rent excess capacity in things we already have to our peers. The best example of this is Airbnb, which allows you to list a room or your entire place for rent (regardless of whether you currently own or rent). This is disrupting both the hotel and rental market which has traditionally been dominated by deep pocket investors. Airbnb takes all the friction out of the rental process. They handle identity verification, payment, communication, and they even have a peer review process …

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Why Gen Y Finance Guy?

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In full transparency, this blog is something I have been thinking up for a long time. But why did it take me so long to finally start? I think like most people it’s the fear of failure. Lots of thoughts went through my head every time I thought about buying the domain and setting up the site. Some of the thoughts included: What if no one reads what I write? Or worse, what if they do read my content and absolutely hate it? What if I run out of things to write about? Will anyone take me seriously? What if it’s perceived as just “another” personal finance blog? What will my friends think? What will my wife think? Should I …