Many readers might have recently clicked on an article link and wondered about the new name at the top of the page. I started this site a couple years ago with a domain name that I had originally purchased for another use. I decided to go the cheap route and use a poor domain name instead of doing the smart thing and buying a domain better suited for the task.
The Military Finance Network has now been moved to TheMilitaryWallet.com.
Why the change? In my opinion, the name, The Military Wallet better reflects the goal of this site – to provide a source of financial information for military members, veterans, retirees, and their families.
What is new, and what will change? The site is essentially the same. All the old articles were moved and all the links pointing to the old domain are automatically redirected to the corresponding link on this domain. From a reader perspective, the only difference is the domain name found in the url. This move is mostly about branding.
From a technical standpoint, there are a few underlying differences (none of which affect the reader). What we did was redirect the links from the old site to this domain, and we also stripped the dates from the urls. This gives the article url a cleaner look, and also makes it easier to bring timeless content to the front page again to bring, or bring updated articles to the front page. (Doing that with articles that have dates in it will either break the old link or require a redirect; neither of which is efficient).
As for changes, there will soon be a new logo and a new design which should both be more user friendly and cleaner on the eyes. There will also be an increased production of new content. This site has been a hobby for the last couple years, but the goal is to spend more time and attention here because I think the military finances are underserved in the web space. If you have requests for articles, questions, or comments, please leave them in the comment section and I will be happy to respond or try to write content that meets your needs.
Are you a blogger? If you have previously linked to Military Finance Network the links should automatically point to the new links on this site. However, Google and the other search engines will index the new site more quickly if you are willing to change the links to the reflect the new domain.
There were two changes made: 1.) New domain, from militaryfinancenetwork.com to themilitarywallet.com, and 2.) the dates were removed from the urls. The changes can be made easily through one of two methods: 1.) a manual search and replace: go to posts in WordPress and search for this string: militaryfinancenetwork.com, then replace it with themilitarywallet.com. The old urls will also need to have the dates removed. Method 2.) Use the Search Regex Plugin, which is easy to do and takes less than 5 minutes. Instructions here.
Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the move or how to make changes to the links. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!
Thanks for your service and support of our country and thanks for reading. I look forward to serving you through financial content that benefits you!