Why do you feel it's cheating? I'm generally curious. Does it feel too overpowered?
Since resources is a limited supply and getting more wastes valuable time, I feel it's pretty balanced; after all, all you did was succeed on one single check. A check you probably could've done with a bit of luck without the resources too.
Yes, it felt over-powered. However, upon reflection I think I forgot to pay for asset cards a few times which would have left me with more resources than I should have had. Thanks for clearing this up.