Tom Dziubek and Flexo speak with Mark Frauenfelder, the creator of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of the MAKE magazine. Frauenfelder also writes for Credit.com, and within this interview he shares details about some of this website’s new services including the Credit Report Card (reviewed here).
Frauenfelder is a proponent of the do-it-yourself (DIY) lifestyle, and he explains the source of his interest in this lifestyle as well as details about a forthcoming book on the subject.
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[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:32] Interview with Mark Frauenfelder
– [00:55] Boing Boing
– [01:50] Mark’s move to the Cook Islands
– [03:59] MAKE magazine
– [05:15] Mark’s involvement with Credit.com
– [08:12] Services offered by Credit.com
– [09:05] Credit.com vs. credit reporting bureaus
– [10:12] Personal information on Credit.com
– [11:21] Improving your credit with the Credit Report Card
– [13:57] Building cigar box guitars
– [15:45] Beekeeping
– [19:21] Upcoming book on do-it-yourself (DIY) experiences
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Updated January 16, 2010 and originally published October 18, 2009. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.