As far as money goes, guys tend to view it as the scoreboard at a football game. It tells us if we are winning. It can be dangerous because men attach their self-esteem to their money. If funds are tight, they tend to get dejected or down on themselves. It's important to remember that the person makes the money, not the other way around.
For women, money is usually looked at as a security issue. The more they have, the less they have to worry about Murphy visits like a job loss or hospital stay turning their world upside down. That's why an emergency fund is so important to most women. It's a shield, a barrier, against bad things in life.
Odds are one of you is a nerd who likes everything in place, and the other is a free spirit who actually has a life. This most likely means you will have different approaches and priorities for your money. One of you wants to spend and the other wants to save. When you make a budget, there is one word to remember: compromise.
You'll have to meet in the middle on almost everything. The best thing you can have here is a giving spirit.
Your marriage grows stronger each time you give, no matter how small the gesture. This doesn't mean you never get anything you want. It means if both of you approach a situation with a "you first" rather than a "me first" attitude, you'll find much more happiness and much less marriage turmoil.