damn at being denied for a credit card
that seems like a bad sign because they usually give those out to anybody
They've been much more careful in the past couple of years. Basically, you'll still get whatever you want if you've had CCs all your life, but people trying to get a card for first seem to not get it as easily anymore.
But now that he has one it's his chance to build up his credit.
Credit cards are good. Use it wisely. If you are getting some kind of points or cashback then use it for everything and pay it off right away. I almost never use cash or debit anymore.
This. Honestly credit cards aren't a bad thing if they are used properly, but for some reason people think it's free money. One thing you have to learn in life is that there is no such thing as free money.