Well first things first. You must understand that the beginning is the hardest. Once you start understanding the game more, the easier it will get for the most part. There are lots of details to keep track of in a big perfectly functioning city. It is something you will work on for hours upon hours, save, come back later and continue until it reaches its full potential or until you are satisfied.
On that note, here is how to begin: With the money that you saved pick up Anno, Simcity 4, or Tropico 4. You're welcome, city builders are great when they function well. --- Because the door was open. Blue skies. Currently Playing: Starcraft II: HoTS, BioShock Infinite.