Gold is easy to get when one buys the training books for the dog, steal, charge 100% to all the Gypsy caravans, sell in Fairfax one's goods, start with purchasing stalls in Bowerstone Market...before one knows it the gold will start coming in. Don't do any main quests until all buildings in Bowerstone and Gypsy are purchased and raised 100%. Keep buying potions and or fighting what is available to build the hero so one can speed through the main quests. Patience is key here! One can always revert to good later on in the game if one can't get past the ethics and think on strategy of a fictional game.