After getting my LSA licence in August, I kept the rest of my saved flying money for gliding. I started training in October and went solo last Saturday in the glider! It was so much fun. Now I'm finishing up on the basics before moving on to cross country training after Christmas. Here is a video of my solo flight.
If you're considering spreading your own wings, you should try gliding! It is a load of fun and will make you a better pilot if (when) you move on to powered flying. It is especially good at developing good coordination, situational awareness, and flying by the seat of your pants. It's also the most affordable way to fly. My gliding club charges $430/yr for glider hire and $55 per launch to 2000ft. They decided to give me a $10 discount for my first 50 aerotows because I'm a junior, so my launches cost $45. I also needed to pay about $210 in memberships. Budgeting on 25 flights to get to solo it would cost $1765 AUD at my club. Every club's rates are different, but hopefully this gives you a rough idea of the costs.