83% of Sharing Economy App Users Feel More Connected to their Communities

Report: 83% of Sharing Economy App Users Feel More Connected to their Communities

The “sharing economy” as we recognize it today started to grow and take hold during the Great Recession. Any time you use a peer-to-peer technology platform to acquire, provide, or share goods or services, you’re taking part in the sharing economy. In less techy speak, that means apps like Instacart, Lyft, and Rover — technology that you use to connect with others for the purpose of sharing skills, goods, and services.

The sharing economy has been criticized, especially recently, for its lack of regulation and sometimes unfair labor practices. Much of that criticism is valid, but we don’t see it as a reason to write off the entire sharing economy — instead, we see it as an imperfect system that has the capacity to create a lot of good. In particular, it seems like these apps have the ability to connect people in new ways — we think “sharing community” might even be a more accurate name.

To that end, we surveyed 1,000 Americans about how they use sharing economy apps, their feelings about apps versus traditional services, and how these apps have affected their local economies, personal relationships, and more.

Moving to NYC

Moving to NYC: The Ultimate Guide

So you’re moving to NYC. Whether you’re relocating for a job, to go to school, to pursue a passion, or simply for a new adventure, you’re far from alone — the Department of City Planning estimates that just over 150,000 people move to the Big Apple every year.

New York is the biggest city in the United States (as well as one of the most expensive), which means moving there comes with some unique challenges that don’t necessarily exist when moving to other places. Getting ready for your move might take a little extra planning and preparation.

Ahead of your move to the Big Apple, read this guide. In it, we explain how to plan your move to NYC, how to choose a neighborhood and find an apartment, and all the steps you should take as you get ready and begin your move.

RVs stored in an open lot

RV Storage Cost Guide: The Average Cost to Store an RV

So, how much does it cost to store an RV? Well, it depends on a variety of factors, but the size of your RV will determine the size of the storage space you’ll need to store your camper sufficiently. Use this guide and the price table included to know how much you can expect to pay to rent out monthly storage for an RV and how these average prices compare to Neighbor.