Bettger had insurance policies that would have benefited his wife after he died, but he lived into his 90s. As a result, Bettger and his wife outlived their assets. Members of the National Speakers Association contributed to the couple to help them meet financial needs. After Frank died, Mrs. Bettger repaid the money from insurance proceeds. The money was then put into a fund that would be available to others in need – thus providing the original funding for the Professional Speakers Benefit Fund (PSBF). The mission of the PSBF is to help other members who may be indigent, face catastrophic health emergencies or losses, or outlive their assets.
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