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I'm not yet 18, but I have been studying business for quite a while, paper trading, investments, etc. at this point, I'd like to try my hand at building some credit and making some money, but I am still a minor, which makes this quite difficult. My parents have bad credit, and though it hasn't influenced my own business education, it means I can't loan on their names, and I can't back loans on their assets.
While I am also interested in what trading and investment options exist for minors, first things first, how can I take out a loan or line of credit as a minor without being weighed down by my parents' credit history?