Welcome to the game. I’m 73 and have played AC for quite a few years. Anyway, as someone else mentioned, the glowing holes help a lot! You can take your chances with 30,000 bells to get a tree that will triple that amount. I’ve always buried 10,000 though, as that is guaranteed to net you 30,000 bells. I do this one thing every day, so there are 4 trees growing at different rates. If you create a second resident, you can find 2 holes per day, etc. The fossil hunting is not so fun once you’ve acquired all that you need for the museum, but they DO net a lot of bells. Other than that, you just have to be patient, this is a slow easygoing game. Just relax, and enjoy the upcoming surprises.
One other thing, now that it’s summer, you can catch high priced bugs and fish/sharks!
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