The Asian perspective is that these are the same thing. The author says shen he sits down to pay bills he says to himself "Okay, it's time to do my spiritual work."
I used to do this when I would sit down and write out checks to businesses. Now everything is paid through my bill pay on my bank account and I no longer have that time of writing out the checks. I also used to write in the corner of each check by my signature "thank you." But when paying on-line or with a card I haven't figured out how to do this little spiritual piece. I think that needs to be my work to think about how to add this back into my work with money and my finances. More to think about and become mindful of in the arena of money.