Next Play Financial provides financial planning 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.

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Next Play Financial Works With Independent Women

Next Play Financial 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.

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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.

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Meet Melanie

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 couples and independent women.



  • Certificate of Financial Planning from George Mason University

  • Bachelor of Science in Finance from George Mason University

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you like to do outside of your business?

When Melanie is not helping clients, she enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter. Their travels often include some combination of water activities, sunsets, scenic views, sporting events, golf, and culture.

Who do you work with?

Next Play Financial focuses on working with couples and independent woman. However, Melanie will work with anyone that is proactive about getting their financial life in order so they may reduce stress, grow wealth, and live a full life all at the same time (including independent men).

Where are you located and where do we meet?

Melanie maintains a virtual office in Ashburn, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC. However, she enjoys working with clients from all over the country. Client meetings take place virtually by phone and/or video conference or in Leesburg, VA.

Where did you work before you launched Next Play Financial?

  • Senior Analyst at Investment Consulting Firm
  • Financial Planning Analyst & Investment Specialist at Broker/Dealer

What is the advantage of working with a fee-only financial planner?

Fee-only means NPF is only compensated through financial planning fees or investment management fees. NPF does not accept commissions, referral fees, or kickbacks from other sources. Because NPF is paid the same no matter what is recommended, you can be confident you recieve objective advice that is aligned with your interests.

Does Next Play Financial act as a fiduciary?

Yes, Melanie Brophy is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and Next Play Financial Solutions, LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor. Under the standards of both, Melanie is bound to act as a Fiduciary.