@P-Bomb I agree on the dress thing. To be honest, a few years ago, that's how I got my own (relatively small) debt under control. I'm now still in the habit of walking out of shops without things to see if I still want them a few metres down the road. Most of the time the answer is not really. I want that feeling, not the item.
Christ on a bike! That article is drivel to be honest - I mean, what kind of women does the article writer hang out with? Those women need a real wake up call. Expecting someone else to manage your money is a recipe for disaster! Having said that, most couples need to work out what's best for them. I don't expect my fella to pay for fancy work clothes and makeup and I have my wages to cover those expenses. What works for one couple won't work for another I guess.