My group is fairly small (3 characters including my own), and ranks in skills seem to be a bit off for us. We are calculating skill ranks properly for each of our characters, but our ranger seems to have more skill points than what he can put into skills. He is level 2, and already has close to 50 skill points. He does not want to put ranks into skills he wouldn't need, so he has extra skill points, since he can only put 2 ranks in each skill (since he only has 2 HD).
Are there any house-rules that are balanced that can solve this problem?
The ranger's intelligence score is 14, he's human, and he chose to gain a skill point because ranger is his favored class.