Melanie Brophy


Next Play Financial Solutions, LLC

Financial Advisor

Melanie Brophy


Next Play Financial Solutions, LLC

Financial Advisor

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your goals and lead a happier life. - Melanie Brophy, CFP®, EA

Financial Advisor, offering fee-only investment management and financial planning services, located in Ashburn, VA, serving clients locally and across the country

Melanie Brophy is an Ashburn, VA fee-only financial planner. Next Play Financial provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help individuals over 50 and women in financial transition organize, grow, and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Melanie Brophy is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Melanie Brophy is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and sworn fiduciary, which means Melanie upholds a fiduciary oath to always work in her client's best interests. With financial services experience dating back to 2001, Melanie’s personal experiences have made her passionate about working with soon-to-be retirees to help them gain an understanding of their entire financial picture so they may improve their financial outlook now and in the future.


  • Enrolled Agent
  • Certificate of Financial Planning from George Mason University
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance from George Mason University

Melanie Brophy is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.

Next Play Financial provides financial planning and investment management services to couples and independent women.

Gain Confidence and Control of Your Future

Build and implement a financial life plan that accounts for your values, interests, and concerns with an unbiased, objective planner.

Next Play Financial Works With Couples

Next Play Financial works with couples to improve both their financial lives and their communication surrounding money. We will work together to create a partnership around finances so that both individuals feel secure and confident in your family’s future.

Next Play Financial Works With Independent Women

Next Play Financial (NPF) understands the unique challenges single, divorced, and widowed women face. That is why NPF works with independent women to help them build and implement financial solutions designed with their future in mind.

You Are No Longer Alone

As a Next Play Financial client, you are no longer alone to coordinate and integrate the complex aspects of your financial life. NPF is with you every step of the way and will serve as your first point of contact for all your financial affairs. Working with NPF will give you customized solutions that provide stability, growth, and peace of mind.

Transparent Pricing

Next Play Financial's pricing is simple, fair, and without hidden costs. You can rest assured that NPF has no incentive to give you advice or invest your money in a product in order to earn a commission. Without this conflict of interest, NPF will help you make financial decisions according to what is best for you and your situation.

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Financial Coaching
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • College Education Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Women in Financial Transition
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations

Working Together

  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • In-Office Meetings
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Melanie Brophy is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Melanie Brophy is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • Enrolled Agent with the IRS (EA)
    Melanie Brophy is an Enrolled Agent (EA) with the IRS

    An enrolled agent is a federally authorized tax practitioner empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential awarded by the IRS.

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Office Locations:

  • 44679 Endicott Drive
    Suite 300 #735
    Ashburn, VA 20147

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