Sheila Olson

Sheila Olson is a freelance writer and content strategist specializing in personal finance, healthcare and technology. She covers financial and biotech stocks and index funds at Investopedia and writes for eHealth, Prudential and other major financial brands. Sheila is a native midwesterner and has a degree in English from Augustana College. She is active in pit bull rescue and currently lives in North Carolina with Poe and Stella, her bully rescues.


Recent Articles by Sheila

How to Create Gmail Account Without a Phone Number

March 26, 2020

Want a gmail account but don't want to have a phone number tied to the account? Here's what to do.

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How to Blacklist a Phone Number

March 4, 2020

Lost or stolen phone? If so, you may want to blacklist your phone to prevent it from being sold and used by someone else.

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How to Transfer Google Authenticator to a New Phone

March 4, 2020

When setting up a new phone, don't forget to move over security features like Google Authenticator to safely use your phone online.

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5 Best Ways to Try and Find Someone's Cell Phone Number Online

February 18, 2020

Looking for someone's cell phone number? Here are the best ways to try and find someone's cell phone number online.

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How To Spot An Online Survey Scam

January 3, 2020

Online surveys often promise cash for filling out information, but are they legit? Here's how you can tell real offers from bogus claims.

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How to Track a Phone Number

December 11, 2019

Need to keep tabs on your children, family or friends? Here's how to track a phone number on an iPhone or Android device.

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What is Cyber Security? How to Ward Against Online Threats

December 6, 2019

Cyber security is the process of protecting online devices and software from malicious attack. What you need to know.

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How to Find Out If Someone Is on Facebook

November 22, 2019

Want to search for a friend or family member on Facebook? Here is how you do it—even if you don't have a Facebook account.

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How to Find Out If Someone Is on Snapchat

November 18, 2019

Want to search for a friend or family member on Snapchat? Here is how you do it.

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How to Find Out If Someone Is on Instagram

November 18, 2019

Want to search for a friend or family member on Instagram? Here is how you do it— whether you have an Instagram account or not.

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How to Block a Number on iPhone

November 15, 2019

Tired of receiving phone calls from restricted numbers? Here are steps to take to block a number on your iPhone.

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Want to Go Unknown? How to Make Your Number Private When Calling

November 1, 2019

If you feel the need for anonymity when calling, here’s how to make your number unknown when making a phone call.

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Political Robocalls: Is There Any Way to Block Them?

October 28, 2019

As the 2020 elections heat up, so too will the ringing of robocalls. Read on to learn how to block political robocalls.

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Disclaimer: The above is solely intended for informational purposes and in no way constitutes legal advice or specific recommendations.