As your crewmembers work away on your islands, they generate cash for you which gets put in your pile. That cash is accumulated in real-time (even when your game is closed). You can watch the gold grow before your very eyes! Remember...this money cannot be used for purchasing as long as it’s in your pile.
If you have more questions, please contact us through the game by going to our Menu > Settings > Support. We can help you quicker this way, because the game will allow us to view your account and better help you.