Get 400k at the start of the game
Complete the first mission - deliver computer parts. Collect scientist on mission 2; when you get back to destination before you contact your empoyer sell the shields + guns on the ship you are flying and you get around 400k+ credits - you only get to fly the ship for that mission anyway.
Type Thereshallbewings as a case-sensitive code while flying a ship in space.
When going to investigate the broken gate in Brennans Triumph. Having problems getting close to the nacelles to investigate without being blown up by the SQUASH mines? Simply stop by the Argon Free Trading system just north of the goner temple (in cloudbase southwest) and purchase a few Fighter droids. When you get to brennans triumph, release one droid at a time and tell it to FOLLOW one of the squash mines, (make sure your far away when you do this!!) wait a few minutes and before you know it most all of the mines will blow up. You may need to send another droid or two to clear the rest of the mines, there are alot of them.