This post is inspired by Annabelle over at Shopping Detox, who is an expert at finding frugal inspiration from movies and tv shows. I thought I would share one my favourite frugal characters: Indiana Jones. Not only is he a roguish adventurer, scholar, and fedora aficionado, he’s frugal too!
The man knows when it’s important to invest in quality items. A quality fedora and leather jacket will see you through thick and thin, which may or may not include Hovitos chasing you through the jungle, escaping a chamber full of deadly asps, being dragged behind a truck, and the occasional fisty cuffs with Nazis. Besides, can you imagine how hard it would be find a replacement fedora between Iskenderun and the Temple of Holy Grail.
Indy has a side hustle. He’s a bespectacled archaeology professor (X never, ever, marks the spot), but also has a side hustle as an acquirer of rare antiquities. Not only does his side hustle relate to his professional career, but also allows him to travel to far flung and exotic places and bring in some extra cash on the side.
Speaking of travelling the world, Indiana Jones frugally travels on someone else’s dime. He gets to travel to Vienna, Egypt, Nepal, and South America, paid for courtesy of the government, Walter Donovan, or Marcus Brody’s museum. I should really work on finding a benefactor to pay me to travel the world.
Free food is good food.
Doctor Jones isn’t picky about his ride, which allows him to get around cheaply. Elephants, motorcycles, boats, and even hopping onto a circus train, it doesn’t matter how good his ride looks as long as it gets him from point A (Mayapore) and point B (Pankot Palace).
There you have it, all the reasons I think Dr. Indiana Jones can be looked upon for frugal inspiration. As if I need another reason to love Indy. Would you consider your favourite character from a movie or tv show frugal?