1 - always accept hunters gifts instead of money tributes (in the citys)
2 - if you need to pay 0 to units its only quest needed soldiers. you first want to go find city and get allot of cash before increasing the payment thingy
3 - dont use priest spells ...gold is more usable
4 - just buy all armor and weapons if you got money for it ( all soldiers and monks things can wear it (armor)
5 - dont buy spells
6 - attack all enemies you encounter
7 - capture all the castles you find
8 - buy monks that can attack form backslots
9 - equip all the items you find or sell if ALL wearers wear it
1. Always check on your castles. If an evil group of bandits has overtaken your castle, you won't get the income from it.
2. The game auto saves every 12 (game time hours) or right before a battle. So, if you lose you can pick up the auto save and try again.
3. Too contradict #9 on dennyboy's list, do not always equip items.
Some items can actually decrease your HPs, innitiatives, etc. So, be sure to check your characters statistics before equiping an item.
4. I think the game makes you aware in the toutorial, but the cities restock their cash at 23 hours. If you right click on the city, it will let you know if the taxes have already been collected so you don't have to waste valuable time walking there.