My ranger is lvl 18 and i havnt had a money problem yet, even with buying expensive bows and weapons, you just have to find something that gives a lot of money on your server. I have serveral ways to get money and as of right now i have about 30k just sitting around, i buy beetle and iron arrows, 3 stacks of each usually before going out to lvl. I have yet to have a problem with money. My char has been War to lvl 30, theif to lvl 15, Drk to lvl 15, Pal to lvl 10, and a monk to lvl 10. I think i got all this money in the last week getting all these advanced classes to lvl 10 or so.
Srry to rant, but my point is that ranger is not nearly as expensive as ive been told so far, but im only lvl 18, just my two cents.