Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company is sponsoring a series of financial seminars featuring Tavis Smiley.

Smiley, a PBS talk show host, is encouraging the consumers attending the seminars to increase their financial know-how and do a better job of planning for the future. Seminar workshop topics include the role of insurance and the future of financial planning.

Smiley already has appeared in Columbus, Ohio, and in Raleigh, N.C. He also will be appearing in Atlanta, Dallas and Richmond, Va.

In addition to sponsoring the seminar series, Nationwide, Columbus, sponsors Smiley’s PBS television program.