Communication is vitally important in financial planning. After all, you are planning the future of your income. Therefore, make sure that the person that you are working with is someone that you feel that you can trust and someone that you have the ability to talk to. If you can not get a hold of them and you need to, you are in trouble.
Do you have a financial planning company working by your side that is aggressive? Or, are they conservative? If you are not sure, this could be a problem. The way that they handle your money and your needs is something that you should define well before working with the company.