What's worth more? Your marriage or an icemaker? It seems like an easy question to answer. But managing finances within a marriage—when to splurge and when to save—is one of the biggest challenges that couples face. Jennifer Patterson Samuel, author of 52 Fights: A Newlywed's Confession says women have the reputation as spenders when men often are buying the big indulgences. Like the $1200 icemaker her husband had to have.