The intro tutorial sends you to a place where all the various specialized tutorials are -- industry, building, military etc. Have you done those?
On money, if you spent the money (I didn't manage that, but all I bought for the structure she asks you to build was the bare stuff and no decorations, maybe that's it, also market prices vary a bit so maybe that was what cost you so much), you get 100k per day so there's that.
Also you can press F1 and read the codex, which has a lot of info in it that is skipped in the tutorials. It's basically the "manual" of the game.
It's kind of like SL in some ways, but more of a game than SL was, and more PvP oriented -- SL was more of a social experience, with creation optional (most people in SL just socialized, and a lot of them were there for sex, to be honest), whereas this is a game more than a social platform, building is not optional, and it's competitive.
I hope you stick around and slowly learn. I am also a learner myself at this stage, but I am enjoying the process of learning it, and perhaps since I am not in a particular hurry it makes it a bit easier for me.