Credit Card for 18 year olds
I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good credit card to give an 18 year old who has no credit history.
My brother just turned 18 and would like to start building credit. He was going to look into a loan for a motorcycle but decided that would be a frivolous purchase and he doesn't want to worry about a monthly payment right now, so he just wants a credit card he can purchase a few things on a pay off.
All places have cards for college students, but he's not going to college. He'll be graduating high school in a few weeks and working for my dad and myself (my father owns a pool servicing company and I own a pool supply store). Unless you can prove you're a registered college student - and not just of that age - you can't get approved for any of those cards.
We had him check through his bank (he's had a checking account at First Merit for a few years) but they rejected him based on "no credit history." He has a steady income and makes a decent amount per year - more than any other kid his age - but we keep hitting walls with him without my dad signing for it (he'd like to do it on his own if at all possible).