I save £20,000 A YEAR by sharing: The new generation of families that rent or borrow everything from a dress to a luxury getaway.
Share and save is the mantra of the growing army of individuals who want possessions but prefer not to be burdened by owning them and the added cost this brings.
A new survey suggests we can save £12.4billion by switching to this ‘pay as you live’ approach, where renting and sharing goods and services replaces outright ownership.
Every second person now rents or shares some goods and services, saving an average £531 a year, according to the Pay as You Live 2013 report.
Sydney Morning Herald: October 21st 2013 - Sharing Your way to a Tidy Profit
Sunday Telegraph: October 20th 2013 - Sharing Saves us £20K per year
Compare and Share is a provider of technology-based solutions for asset-sharing, enabling consumers and companies to access and exploit the world’s under-used assets.
Our Co-founder and Chief Sharer was on Radio 4s today programme discussing if we have moved away from ownership.
We’re living in a world where the newest, the best and the brightest trumps all …and as a result we’re on a path to depleting the earth’s finite resources. All this excessive consumption has not only failed to improve our lives but has had a huge environmental cost.
So what’s the answer?
A Sharing Economy.