One of the biggest trends out there is sharing. People like Rob Gonzalez are making a living from renting out cars, clothes rooms to vacationers, and even pets.
Power tools, baby clothes for a special occasion, a personal loan—even a dog for those who want to test pet ownership. No longer does one need to buy these items, clogging up storage.
Nor is this a quaint notion: Person-to-person transactions, popularized by early innovative sites such as Craigslist.org, has exploded into a $26 billion-a-year industry.